HTC rumoured to launch a couple Windows RT tablets in 2013, one of them will reportedly make calls

Ian Hardy

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.

Source: Bloomberg
Via: Engadget

  • Edward Szklar

    Nah. Would rather have either a Surface Pro or ASUS 13″ Transformer Book that did unlocked pentaband GSM and LTE.

  • Dalex

    A 7 inch flyer style tablet with stylus support and phone capabilities sounds cool. It would work really well for students especially with Office 2013 that is included in RT tabs. Hopefully by then, the store will have a bigger consortium of apps as well.

  • gjeff12

    I’m pretty sure the galaxy tab 2 had phone capabilities. Maybe only the European model but still..

    • gjeff12

      Ok sorry, its the note 10.1. Here’s proof

  • 45

    A tablet that makes calls? I think think kids call that a phone these days.

  • Imrightyourewrong

    A 7 inch tablet that makes calls? Baahahahaahahahahahahah

    HTC has lost it, throw them and Samsung into the looney bin.