Does HTC have an Ubuntu tablet up its sleeve for tomorrow's event?

Does HTC have an Ubuntu tablet up its sleeve for tomorrow's event?
An image released by HTC in advance of its press event on Tuesday, shows around 12 devices covered by cloth. One of the devices underneath the covering appears to take the shape of a 10 inch tablet. That means that besides the expected introduction of the HTC One, we could see the Taiwan based manufacturer step up to the plate swinging a tablet as well as a top-shelf phone.

The HTC One is expected to wield a 4.7 inch FHD display, resulting in an industry leading 468ppi pixel density. But there seems to be more going on with this handset as images from HTC have hinted at stereo speakers and an outstanding camera using "Ultrapixels" on the phone.

What about the image of the tablet? Could HTC be planning on revealing an Ubuntu powered tablet? As far fetched as it sounds, the timing would seem to make it possible, if not probable. As we told you on Monday morning, Canonical is expected to introduce the Ubuntu OS optimized for slates, tomorrow. A countdown timer on the site happens to end just when HTC's even is slated (pun intended) to start.

We will be live from the HTC event in New York City tomorrow (Tuesday) which starts at 10am Eastern/7am Pacific. Check in with us early and stay with our coverage the whole day.

source: 9to5Google, Ubuntu via AndroidAuthority

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1. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Cant wait till tomorrow! Let's go HTC, show us what you got!

3. ECPirate37

Posts: 347; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I'm SO EXCITED for this show. I hope they make a comeback. Since I left Nokia, I have only used HTC. I really want them to announce another 3D phone, but I don't think that will ever happen since the EVO 3D didn't sell well. However, I still love mine. I think it was doomed by no marketing. Every time someone sees the 3D pictures on mine they want to know what my phone is, and where they can get it. Most had no clue they made one. :-/

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

May be someone knows if there will be an live video stream?

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That will be great to watch if they come up with Ubuntu based tablet :)

2. SleepingOz unregistered

I don't think so but why not?! Anyway, I want to see the HTC One!

4. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

If they do it's a risk worth taking.

8. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

HTC Tablet....nice! :D Not really digging Asus' Tegra powered TF700 atm, show me what you got!!

9. sahilsandhir

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

to me, it looks like a "E". like a big lettered E for the htc onE.

10. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

I though htc would cut htc devices, last time i checked they said they had too many .

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

They have less then Samsung and LG. How many galaxy do Samsung have?

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Would be interesting. And also an "about time" moment for Canonical and Ubuntu, which has failed over and over again to get into a consumer market.

13. preet27in

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

best of luck htc. make a mark again. ur the best. waiting anxiously. cheers!!!

14. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

If HTC releases a tab with Ubuntu on it. I'm so getting one.

15. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

wowww finaly htc tablet!! my god i need it ..welcome HTC King of Andorid!!

16. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Hopefully HTC can make their comeback! They make great handset, let down only by poor marketing.

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