It has been awhile since HTC released a tablet device. The last tablet device which HTC launched in UK was the HTC Flyer, which was launched in May 2011, but didn’t get as popular as it was expected to be. HTC Flyer was powered by a single core 1.5Ghz processor and ran Android 2.3.3. Now, it seems like HTC is all set to launch an all new tablet device in the market.
The Taiwanese major has confirmed the plans for an all new tablet device, and it will be supposedly launched in the United Kingdom first. HTC decided to stay mum on details including specifications and release date. Also, HTC didn’t specify any other launch regions apart from UK. HTC claims that the device will have a unique selling point, which will make the device stand out of the competition.
Previously, the company had launched two tablet devices. The first device from HTC, the HTC Flyer didn’t do well because it had to face hard competition from the Android market as well as from Apple’s iPad. The second device, HTC Jetstream, a 4G LTE device which didn’t do well either as it had an expensive price tag, besides not having an upgrade option to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
It is not known whether the device will be running Android or Windows 8, as when Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8, it has revealed that HTC was one of its launch partners but it didn’t say anything like that for tablet devices. Also, a report from Bloomberg in the month of June had information from anonymous source which claimed Microsoft excepted HTC from the Windows 8/Windows RT development process due to a ‘lack of experience’, but the same has not been confirmed officially.
Now that HTC is well known for its high quality Android devices, it is safe to assume that the new tablet will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. HTC has come a long way since the launch of previous two tablet devices, and since HTC has been making quality phones like the One X, hopefully the tablet device will also follow the quality benchmark set by the company.
The firm has not spoken a word on the release date, and meanwhile there are no scheduled events coming up in the near future, and the only next major event is the IFA Conference in Berlin, which is scheduled to happen in the month of August, so it is safe to assume that the tablet won’t be launching until August.
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