HTC CEO Talks Tablets

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So long as the demand for an HTC tablet remains among consumers, it’s looking more and more likely that it may become a reality. In a recent interview, HTC CEO Peter Chou conveyed the company’s desire to cater to the interest of customers by offering as many choices as possible, including tablet devices.

“[Customers] may want Windows or Android; or they may want a big screen or small screen,” said Chou in an interview with Mobile World Live, “they may want keyboard or tablet; HTC will let the consumer decide.”

HTC Smart MobilityPreviously, an unconfirmed DigiTimes report stated that HTC is attempting to release an Android 3.0 tablet some time in 2011. Supposedly, HTC has contacted a Taiwanese component maker for tablet parts and is tightening its relationship with Google and the telecomm companies.

Aside from the Android OS, the device is said to be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor and will feature a multitouch, 1280 x 720 display, 32 GB SSD, 2 GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

Further speculation has suggested that if the tablet rumors are indeed true, it’s likely that the HTC tablet would see a Q2 2011 release, as opposed to an earlier one.

HTC has seen much success in the smartphone market, especially with the popular EVO 4G and other high-quality Android handsets. Given its prominence and its lengthy history of working with Google, it seems realistic to expect that HTC will be making its foray into the Android tablet market soon enough.

Source: Mobile World Live



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