HTC rumored to cancel its 12" Windows RT tablet, but still working on the 7"

HTC rumored to cancel its 12
HTC has had something of a troubled history with tablets, and it seems that has made the company somewhat cautious when it comes to the form factor. Bloomberg is now reporting that HTC has scrapped plans to build a 12" Windows RT tablet, but the company hasn't completely abandoned the idea of a Windows tablet, and is said to still be working on a 7" model.

According to the report, HTC decided to kill off the 12" tablet for a couple of reasons. First, the cost of development on the tablet was getting too high. But, maybe more importantly, HTC didn't believe there was enough demand for the device. Apparently, sales of Windows RT tablets have been low enough to scare off HTC. Couple that with the fact that the company would likely need to price a 12" tablet higher to compensate for component costs, and the device wasn't worth the effort. 

But, HTC isn't completely leaving tablets or Windows RT behind. While HTC doesn't think customers want a 12" Windows RT tablet, it does think that customers want a 7" Windows RT tablet. Given that no such device exists yet, we can't really say if HTC is correct or not, but RT in general doesn't seem like the strongest platform. 

source: Bloomberg

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8 Comments

1. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Either way I'm pretty sure the device will definitely looks beautiful and premium which is they're really good at...

2. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

A good device is nothing without good apps.

3. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

RT? Seriously...let it go HTC...RT is forgotten already...give us real windows.

4. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

better choice, 7'' would be much better. but i'll go for a 7'' full windows 8 tablet

5. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

they should stick with mobile phone. HTC and LG will suck again big time in Tablet!!!

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

HTC should skip Windows RT. Even samsung that has much more resources could not afford to ship more Windows RT devices. Please ship Windows 8 pro instead.

7. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

No htc, no one wants a windows rt tablet. Load it with windows 8

8. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Make a tablet with dualboot much better

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