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HTC Windows 8 tablet with Qualcomm chipset in the works

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HTC Windows 8 tablet with Qualcomm chipset in the works
After the rumor yesterday that Intel peeps have been scouring the floors at IDF 2012 holding HTC Android devices, likely smartphones, powered by Intel chips, now Eldar Murtazin spilled the beans that HTC has also started developing a Windows 8 tablet.

In the casual Twitter conversation he says that this is an ARM-based tablet, not an Intel machine, and the chipset inside will be of Qualcomm make. Qualcomm is a minority shareholder in HTC, which explains why the Taiwanese have this tight and warm relationships with the Snapdragon family.

Windows 8 Kal-El ARM-based tablets are rumored to list battery life in days, not hours, as one NVIDIA rep cryptically noted, but the Intel-based gear, which will be able to run legacy Windows programs, lasts about 4 to 6 hours of intense use in the Samsung reference tablet that was distributed with the Windows 8 Developer Preview last week. This reference slate has been hitting eBay lately with bids way north of $2000 already.

Hopefully by the time this rumored HTC tablet with Windows 8 launches, there will be a number of Metro UI-styled applications in Windows Store, so we don't miss the legacy Windows programs, including Office.

Source: Tabletowo via BGR

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posted on 20 Sep 2011, 05:31 1

1. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Never thought of buying a tab but now there's an incentive to.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 05:33

2. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


All I can say is that the chipsets should be an S4 and the battery life should be good if it wants to compete with Kal-el based devices. If that happens then I will definitely buy one!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 05:54 2

3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I'll buy a Windows 8 tablet, but not with a snapdragon. Got to be another processor, i don't really like snapdragon.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:53

8. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


for once.. i think we completely agree peter :)

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:55 1

10. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Peter has good opinions. His bada fanboy-ism is the only thing unjustifiable. I prefer Peter than the miz or anyother fanboy.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:53 1

9. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Tegra, TI OMAP or a samsung chipset.
Maybe Intel?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 08:32 1

11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I'll choose a samsung processor !

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 02:23

16. mahmoud abaza (unregistered)


and we are back with bada thing

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:27 1

4. uche_dashing (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


peter, I thought you dont like the windows 8 tablet concept? I m suprised you actually wanna buy it.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:41

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I'm gonna get myself a tablet thats for sure. and i'm not getting the iPad nor an Android one. So i'm left with a Windos 8 tablet, even though i'd prefer a bada tablet.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:37

5. kamen (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I want one, I want one...

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 06:44

7. uche_dashing (Posts: 11; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


LMAO....u prefer a bada tablet that doesnt exist.. Have u seen it anywhere including your dreams?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 10:50

12. Lbgy86 (unregistered)


Just out of curiosity ....why a windows tablet?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 22:08

15. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


It's entertainment and social (windows phone, xbox) and productivity (desktop, laptop) all in one tablet. Git?

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:37

13. sobreiro (unregistered)


Yeh.. windows tablet. Now I can get a tablet.

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 14:58 1

14. yellowcake (unregistered)


the concept of a windows tablet can finally make the reality of using a tablet as a laptop replacement a reality...until the announcement that legacy programs will not be supported in windows 8. i'm really hoping they include a compatiblity mode...this would be ideal.

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