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HTC says it is not ceasing its tablet efforts and plans to make more slates

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HTC says it is not ceasing its tablet efforts and plans to make more slates
Despite most non-iPad slate manufacturers overestimating the demand for their tablets at the current prices, and reporting disappointing sales numbers, HTC's Jeff Gordon reiterated the company's commitment to the slate form factor.

The Taiwanese make some pretty interesting tablets like the 7" HTC Flyer with its Scribe Pen capacitive stylus technology, the HTC EVO View 4G with WiMAX, and even offers an LTE slate - the 10" HTC Jetstream on AT&T. The 7-incher recently got a $200 price slash from $499 to $299 at BestBuy to better compete with the influx of Android tablets out there.

Jeff Gordon said that sales resulting from the promotion are very encouraging, and the company plans to step up its tablet efforts, offering more slates in the future, which is all the better for us consumers.

via FierceWireless

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posted on 13 Oct 2011, 07:32

1. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


If HTC will come up with better display technology and resolution for their Android products, they will OUTSELL Samsung.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 09:52

4. ngo2dd (Posts: 785; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


There is nothing wrong with their display. HTC is not a part manufacturer. They buy it from Samsung, Sony and LG. They were using AMOLED at one part but samsung did not have the supply they need so they change to S-LCD. S-LCD have true HD display unlike the Pentile Super AMOLED. The S-LCD has always higher resolution on their display. Super AMOLED is not for everyone. The color are always over saturated but no one talk about that. The AMOLED also have a shorter life then the S-LCD.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:18

6. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


But S-LCD uses more power. And it is a drawback.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:44 1

11. ngo2dd (Posts: 785; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


AMOLED only use less power if it is displaying Black but when AMOLED display whites, like in webpage, PDF and Words file to name a few. It can use up to 2X more power then a S-LCD. The S-LCD, IPS-LCD use the same amount of power no matter what. You ever wonder way, the SGS have black for everything in it menus. The Text Message app has a black ground, the setting is in black too? That is the reason why. So, so much for the whole more power thing right? If you do a lot of reading on webpage or ebook, then you will have less battery live then my Evo 3D

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 07:36 1

2. Rikkirik (unregistered)


Only a windows 8 tablet can and will save HTC in it's competition against the Ipad.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 08:34 1

3. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I agree with dacastrotor. I think it is a display tech problem for them. I have a Thunderbolt and its sub standard in many ways but two areas where I am certainly disappointed would be its screen tech and its camera. These should be taken care of and of higher quality. HTC can better many others if they just slowed down and focused more on the quality of the product, making all aspects of it working like a charm. Its that attention to detail that matters.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:21 1

7. dacastrator (Posts: 232; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Right coz HTC already has everything accept for those. HTC already has pretty good software, good choice of hardware, elegant designs and great support for their products. HTC is my number one choice for Android.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 10:35

5. box (unregistered)


If HTC would lower the price on their tabs at launch, they'd sell more. Take, for example the HTC Jetstream 4G. It's like $850 from AT&T! I could buy 2 Asus Transformers or 2 Acer Iconia Tabs for that much, and have change leftover for cases!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:49

8. Beltway Bill (unregistered)


The HTC Flyer is glorious. Better build tan IPAD and certainly more portable. Wonderful display. If they come through with their promised update to Honeycomb (which is in beta now) it's a killer tablet.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 12:01

9. gammaSharma (unregistered)


HTC has got nothing especial to offer in terms of hardware or software speck. Sony has the universal remote thingie, ACER the value for money, Samsung has the variety, MOTOROLA has google's support.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 13:39

10. ngo2dd (Posts: 785; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Because using the stylus is not special?

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