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Specs for the tablet aren't impressive at all, but it's to be expected given its sub-$200 price point

The tablet market is pretty crowded these days with numerous companies duking out for a piece of the action. While Android-based tablets have been taking up the lion’s share of the market, HP has yet to launch any true "breakthrough" products in the sector.
And given today’s “stealth” launch of the new HP 8 1401, which was noticed by Phone Arena, it appears that HP still isn’t ready to put much effort into the category. The tablet is equipped with a quad-core Allwinner A31 ARM processor paired with a scant 1GB of RAM. The tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage, although it can be expanded thanks to its microSD slot (up to 32GB).
The budget-minded specs continue with a 1024x768 7.85” display, 2MP rear camera, and a low-resolution 0.3MP front-facing camera. Battery life is listed at just 7 hours thanks to its 3800 mAh battery.
And don’t expect to see an updated version of Android shipping with the HP 8 1401; it’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the latest version shipping is 4.4 KitKat.
Not all is lost, however, when it comes to the HP 8 1401. HP does give you 25GB of cloud storage for the life of the device. And when it comes to pricing, HP is offering up its latest tablet for just $169.99 in the U.S.

Sources: HP, Phone Arena

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RE: Yawn
By Reclaimer77 on 3/7/2014 3:54:35 PM , Rating: 2
Dead end that keeps gaining Marketshare?

Wrong. You gained some marketshare early in 2013, now it's slowed to a halt. WP is actually losing marketshare, because it's growth is now anemic and Android and iOS are growing faster.

Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010. And you people are still quoting marketshare numbers barely into double digits as some kind of amazing thing. Hello, see something wrong here?

I'll stick with Windows Phone.

Hey you do that. There are people out there sticking to Blackberries too.

Both are dead platforms. Time to just face the facts.

RE: Yawn
By Mitch101 on 3/7/2014 4:41:10 PM , Rating: 2
I didn't know you were in Latin America?

BetaNews is that prototype news?

Using the same article you referenced.
Germany Up 2.5%
Great Britain up 5.4%
France up 6.4%
Italy up 4.4%
Spain up 4.4%
USA up 1.9%
China up 0.2%
Australia up 2.2%
Latina America -1.5% Boo
EUS up 4.6%

Considering overall smartphone sales numbers were up from previous years yes showing any market share growth is a big deal it means your outpacing the growth.

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