HTC doesn't have a great history with tablets, but that doesn't seem to be dissuading the company from trying. The company's JetStream and Flyer tablets weren't very successful, but we know that the company is going to try again with an Android tablet that looks like an iMac
, and could be the first out of the gate running a Tegra 4. It looks like HTC could also be planning to get into the Windows tablet space with an RT tablet in 2013.
This is in direct contradiction to the company's claims that it was giving up on the US tablet market, but we're pretty happy to see HTC trying again. We like their design aesthetic, we're just not the biggest fans of Sense. Luckily, HTC won't be allowed to put sense on a Windows tablet. Unfortunately, it is rumored to be a Windows RT tablet, not Windows 8. Apparently, the company had considered Windows 8, but decided against it because it didn't want to launch a device in the $1,000 price range.
HTC is said to be working on two tablets, a 7" and a 12", both running on Qualcomm processors. We've seen 12" Windows tablets before, but the surprise is the 7" tablet, which supposedly will have the ability to make phone calls. The last we had heard was that Windows RT isn't designed to run on 7" tablets
, but that the upcoming Windows Blue update could fix that
. That Windows Blue update is said to be released mid-year, and the HTC tablets are reportedly slated for Q3 2013.