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New 10 inch tablet from HTC leaks with unique design

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New 10 inch tablet from HTC leaks with unique design
Another unique look for a tablet, the Sony Tablet P

Another unique look for a tablet, the Sony Tablet P

A tweet from the crew at EVLeaks reveals what is said to be a new 10 inch tablet from HTC. The tablet is said to be ready to get introduced at IFA in Berlin and while we have seen some strange tablet designs in the past (the clamshell Sony Tablet P comes to mind along with its brother, the wedge shaped Sony Tablet S), it isn't necessarily the form factor per se that makes us do a double take.

First of all, three of the tablet's sides have no bezel. The fourth side more than makes up for that by having plenty of bezel space. This gives you plenty of grip room along the bottom, which would be fine except that the camera lens is placed smack dab in that new country called Bezelia which could lead to many pictures where your thumb becomes an unwelcome photographic subject. Meanwhile, we don't have a name yet for this device which is sure to attract attention of one kind or another at IFA.

Check out the pictures below, and then check out the comments box so you can let us know what you think of this different design from the Taiwan based manufacturer.

source: EVLeaks via Phandroid



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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:15 5

1. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Different design.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 03:36 4

20. MeoCao (unregistered)


I don't like it, but praise to HTC for thinking out of the box.

I think Fujitsu does it best.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 04:23 4

23. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)


the cameras are all upside down, weird design

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:35 2

39. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1184; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I'm not sure if you can say different design. It looks a lot like Mac desktop... which I'm not a fan of. I think they are pushing to put the One X/S's design in everything a little too far.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:05 1

44. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


by you say different you mean WEIRD

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:17 20

2. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


iMac comes to the mind, however I bet Apple won;t sue this unless this becomes a threat to them

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:24 13

3. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


But has rounded corners!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:39 7

8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


true. iMac. But cool design.

+1 to HTC

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:14 6

29. ajac09 (Posts: 1336; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


if it sells then yup they will sue. and they will win because apple is an American company and HTC isnt. Gotta love it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:25 5

4. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Yup it does look like the iMac. HTC gonna get sued by someone. I dont wana say the name but it starts with an A ends with a E and has PPL in it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:08

27. babyk (Posts: 221; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


LOL LOL

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:24

45. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Doesn't work like that, the iMac is in an entirely different area for sales. It is why Apple iPhones look exactly like flat screen TVs but they have patents on design.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:25 5

5. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Awwww yeah. I also had to think about an iMac instantly, but we can't disagree on it being beautiful, can we?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:26

6. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


totally reminds me of an imac but the mobile version

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:34

7. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Right..especially the 3rd picture.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:45 11

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


still better looking than the boring ipad

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:57 4

15. wendygarett (unregistered)


it looks more like a mini tv rather than the mac

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 04:28 3

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5515; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple may be serving you with a lawsuit for leaking one of their new iTV designs.... :-) It looks very much like a small-scale TV that would sit on a dresser or lamp stand in a bedroom.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:47 1

10. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Same. I like how HTC is trying to design a different looking tablet, but it did look like the imac monitor a lot when I first glanced at it. Eh.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:52 5

11. jove39 (Posts: 1241; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Not bad HTC...hope you put that extra real estate to good use...for extra batteries :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:53 2

12. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


Something different!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:55 1

13. Android1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Cool design ...!!!!

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:56 4

14. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Htc's biggest comeback! But it has to have better and more convincing specs than the one on the iPad and note 10.1 for it to be competitive...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 02:59 2

16. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


I dig it.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:32

41. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


And guys, I was watching TV this morning, and i realized my LG TV is shaped with the same goofy but at the bottom, so probably the only reason iMac comes to mind is the whiteness of it.

Still dig it. Gorgeous design.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 03:05 2

17. wattabulb (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


And then Apple said: "People buy HTC (no-name -yet) device thinking they are buying iMac."...... :P

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 03:10

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i doubt this Tablet's legitimacy...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 03:35

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is... Interesting. It looks like an iMac, but eh, people will definitely know the difference. If this is real, I wonder about the specs... Nice design though, looks like the front and back cameras are on the bottom of it, which is odd.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 03:53

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


one thing i know is that there will be no removable battery and no sd card :)

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:27

35. blinkdagger (Posts: 81; Member since: 04 May 2012)


So there is tablet with removable battery?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 12:58 1

40. Hotzb22 (Posts: 103; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


yup Toshiba Thrive

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:08

46. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


To have a better looking device, yes... Uni-body designs almost always looks better than those with removable parts.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 03:59

22. kirholstov (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Looks like an iMac lol

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 04:53

25. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


from a design stand point, it really looks like it was inspired from another electronic gadget. now don't be very surprised if a company sues htc for this one.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:05

26. e.wvu (unregistered)


Oh now Apple is going to sue HTC for it "looking" like a iMac. But I like the design.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:12 4

28. yajia1 (Posts: 107; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


HTC is really going the high-end high-way. Very nice! Lovely design. I hope the screen is like the one on my OneX which made me fall deeply in love with it despite the cons. Techgasms....

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 06:21

30. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


so I have coffee now. Blah..... HTC is really not competitive anymore. They will weigh this thing down with outdated Sense UI and a hefty price tag, so big whoop.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:57 1

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7271; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It appears to me you've just described the iPhkne and iOS.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 07:17

31. Alp1111 (Posts: 46; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


there are no android or windows touch buttons on it

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 07:19

32. rla2680 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


i really like the design, just not the camera placement. I laud HTC's efforts

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:08 2

33. joaolx (Posts: 341; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Love the design. Different, simple and effective.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:16 2

34. imkyle (Posts: 967; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I like it a lot.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:54 1

36. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7271; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Picture 6 makes it look like its running Gingerbread instead of ICS or JB. :/

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:01

38. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Looks really thin... and it looks a bit like the computer monitor that the company I used to work for was trying to develop back in 2003 for a hipster line of computers, looks nicer tho...

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:43 1

42. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


about the camera placement;

I was thinking about this two ways, first manufacturers shift the cameras around all the time, left, right, center, some are closer to the edge some are up to a third of the way down the phone (even centered if you go back to flip phones)

And second, even if its a little weird, HTC is a big enough company and can afford to put enough money in to R&D and design that I dont think the camera would have ended up there if it was impractical or downright stupid placement.

That was my longest comment ever and it was supporting a company i hardly even like, haha. =p

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:30 1

43. Sevsign (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


It's the Jay Leno of tablets!

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