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HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

 continues its silent assault on the Android market with a new device the company isn’t really making any fuss about. Simply called the HP 8, the new 7.85-inch Android tablet is an affordable device that’s already available for purchase on the company’swebsite – the HP 8 costs just $169.99 and ships immediately. For an additional $29.99, interested buyers can also purchase an HP 8 Blue Tablet Case that’s similar to an iPad Smart Case.

In addition to an almost 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution, the HP 8 offers a quad-core Allwinner processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 25GB of free Box cloud storage, microSD support, 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, a 3800mAh battery ready to offer up to 7 hours of life and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet is available in silver, measures 200.3 x 136.3 x 7.95 mm and weighs 0.69 pounds (or around 313g).

It’s not clear in how many countries the HP 8 will ship, but the device is available in the U.S. right now, unlike the company’s recently announced phablets that can be bought only in international markets.


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