HTC Is Getting Back into the Tablet Market: It’s Official

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The chairwoman of HTC‘s board of directors said in an interview that her company is working on a tablet.

In an interview with The Financial Times, Cher Wang said, “When the tablet comes out, it will be something nice and disruptive.” She gave no other details, however.

HTC makes smartphones running Google Android and others with Microsoft’s Windows Phone — it’s not clear what operating system its tablet will use.

Several years ago it released two Android-based tablets, without notable success.

Rumors surfaced earlier this year that HTC was working on a pair of tablets running Microsoft Windows RT. Wang’s comments seem to indicate that the company is now planning a single model, however.

Part of a Turn-Around Plan

HTC has been struggling in recent quarters to compete with Samsung and Apple. Its smartphones aren’t selling in the numbers they once did as people turn to the Galaxy S models or the latest iPhone.

In the interview, Wang indicated that she hopes a tablet can return HTC to profitability. However, this device is still going to have to face competition for Apple and Samsung, as well as a host of other companies putting out very inexpensive tablets.

Source: The Financial Times

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