December 21, 2012 9:01am
HTC entered the tablet market a couple years back with the Flyer, then the LTE-enabled Jetstream. Unfortunately at the time HTC decided to stop competing in the space due to Apple’s iPad dominance, but declared they “we’re watching that market [tablets] very, very closely.” The only resurrection of an HTC tablet would be if they were able to “make a splash” in the industry. According to a report in Bloomberg it looks like HTC is ready to hit the water once again.
Apparently HTC will launch two new tablets next year — a 12-inch and a 7-inch — that run Windows RT and will have Qualcomm chips. In addition, the 7-inch tablet is potentially entering a new realm of ‘phablet’ space as, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans, will be able to make phone calls. There’s no official dates listed, but timing is expected to be sometime in Q3 2013.