HTC Windows 8 tablet with Qualcomm chipset in the works

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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16 Comments

1. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

2. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 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!

3. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

10. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

11. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

I'll choose a samsung processor !

16. mahmoud abaza unregistered

and we are back with bada thing

4. uche_dashing

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

6. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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.

5. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

I want one, I want one...

7. uche_dashing

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

12. Lbgy86 unregistered

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

15. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

13. sobreiro unregistered

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

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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