HTC, though it is one of the most dominant names when it comes to the tech and communications field, has not really penetrated the tablet market after an unimpressive performance of the HTC Flyer 7 inch tablet released in May 2011. This time though, it seems the company is re-entering the tablet fray after rumors that the Taiwanese company is busy working on a tablet device currently only known by the codename T6. Initial rumors say that the tablet will come in different radio configurations and will support multiple network types.
Based on the available data, HTC may be planning to release the tablet that will support a wide range of carriers and will be released in many countries. The tablet has one GSM and WCDMA (HSPA) network configuration, 2 LTE bands and 2 that makes it support 3G and CDMA2000 networks good examples being China Telecom and Sprint and Verizon in the US.
There isn’t much information available on the T6 and we can only speculate that HTC, struggling to maintain a recent increase in sales after the release of their flagship smartphone HTC One, is betting huge on the tablet market that is currently dominated by Apple’s iPad, a range of Samsung Galaxys and Asus.
When it comes to the assigned codename, the T6 could be more of a smartphone and tablet hybrid or ‘phablet’ with a 6 inch screen designed to take on other phablet which are doing surprisingly well in the market and to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Mega and Ascend Mate by Huawei. But then again, the code name for HTC One was M7 and it turned out a 4.7 inch smartphone, so we may not really bank on the number on the code to hint on the screen size.
For now, all we have are based on speculation, but the fact that HTC may be working on a tablet or phablet is news enough. For now though, we just have to keep our eyes and ears open and hope that something solid about this tablet leaks or surfaces soon.