NPD DisplaySearch: HTC tablet could be coming this year, powered by Windows (Not April Fool's gag)

NPD DisplaySearch: HTC tablet could be coming this year, powered by Windows (Not April Fool's gag)
According to NPD DisplaySearch, HTC is working on a Windows powered tablet that will be released some time later this year. While the report doesn't clarify whether the tablet will be a Windows RT or Windows 8 Pro device, it does say that the tablet will have a 10.1 inch screen that will be produced by LG Display. The screen will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which will result in a pixel density of 218ppi.

HTC's history as a tablet producer started in February 2011 with the HTC Flyer, a 7 inch slate powered by Android which worked with the optional HTC Scribe stylus. Then 7 months later, out came the HTC Jetstream, a 10.1 inch tablet with support for AT&T's 4G LTE pipeline. The Android powered slate also used HTC Scribe for special features. HTC had a chance to produce the first Windows tablet last year, but Microsoft reportedly wanted a stronger partner. At the time, HTC had just 1% of the global tablet market and was coming off a series of poor selling handsets such as the HTC Rhyme.

Some believe that the new HTC tablet is already being mass produced with contract manufacturer Pegatron said to be assembling the device. HTC and Microsoft have both refused to comment.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: FocusTaiwan

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21 Comments

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The HTC Flyer was actually a good tablet imo. The only cons HTC had were not updating it a little further than they should have and the resolution it. HTC making another tablet is risky, considering they'll be going against Asus, Samsung, etc. in the W8 world.

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You're right. Even some of those competitor tablets are not selling well, even if htc manages to pull out a tablet with good specs, it will be hard for them to find a place in the market

11. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

If HTC will enter Tablet battle there will be many opponents like Samsung, Asus, Lenovo , Etc. So I think it will end up like their last tablet. HTC needs a specs that can battle superior tablets to win.

15. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Asus on the ARM tablet sectors need to change ASAP, their use of cheap, slow memory is making them lose costumers. Samsung on the tablet market isn't that influent, the Galaxy Note 10.1's construction is a joke, i saw a review of it and the guy made a video of how the cheap plastic made strange noises when he picked it up, HTC is taking a risk and they might get burned, but i see why they choose Windows instead of Android as it might be easier to update than Android. But still they need to change and update more their devices. (mid-range devices)

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Seems kind of redundant. Windows RT/8 failing as an operating system is already more of a failure than people need. Do we really need HTC failing at hardware and quality control to go along with it? ;)

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

"bla bla bla i am a whining baby, the only thing i can do is praise Samsung and hate all the rest" ...

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I hate on all products that are poorly built. Not my fault that Microsoft and HTC seem to be the front runners all the time.

17. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No you don't, you bash everything you personally don't like, why do you think you have so many thumbs down on so much of your comments?

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I get thumbs down because there are a lot of HTC, Apple, and Nokia fans here that can't accept the truth.

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

LOL, so now your saying Apple's products are poorly built? Even being an Android fanboy i agree that Apple's products are one of the if not the best built phones/tablets around. Nokia also has great build quality, so does HTC. I think you are confusing build quality which is something Samsung lacks, with Quality Control which is something HTC lacked on the One X. My first One X had a yellow spot on the screen, second One X flawless till today.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes they are. Chips and dents out of the box on the iPhone 5 doesn't scream quality to me. The lumia 920 also has dust issues, creaks at the top, battery drains, resets and who knows what else. Samsung build quality has always been excellent. Just because people don't like plastic it doesn't mean the build quality is poor. Samsung has always used magnesium frames under that plastic which no one else does. That and their quality control is spot on which makes sense since they have more experience manufacturing products than HTC, Nokia, and Apple combined. Lol I know that you are a clueless HTC fan or Samsung hater, but open your eyes, for once, and stop believing something lame like how dense the material is equates to build quality. I can use a steel outer casing on my phone but that doesn't mean it is well built if the steel is rusty and the insides are crap.

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I agree. But not every phone nor its platform is perfect!

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If your second One X was flawless than you are either lying to protect your favorite brand, not picky at all, or very lucky. My second HTC One X was just as bad and worse in some ways. I even waited a few months to see if their later batches improved. My two 8x devices didn't fare any better and that was quite recent. Not falling for their garbage again with the HTC One.

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

and you prove your a blind samsung troll not fanboy your a troll you claim to hate HTC yet pretend to have owned countless HTC phones, your saying it just to slate them more you never owned them. example ''two 8x devices'' hmmm why would you have two if you think there crappy devices......please spare us the bs samsungs build quality doesnt match that of nokia, HTC, Motorola or apple or sony. your so blind. its funny that you hate HTC so much but spend all your time on articles about HTC you must be obsessed

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I don't think this is the right time for htc to produce a windows 8 tablet

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Uh, oh. HTC should've chose the Android side. Imagine a HTC tablet running Android Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie, Windows 8 should be later.

6. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

go andriod not windows

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

too many Android tablets , the next Nexus 7 , Note 8.0 and the G-Tab 3 series will ruin any chance for a premium made tablet , so its better they make it with windows blue or something

10. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yea sure because the G-tap2 was such a great tablet hahaha!

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My cousin got a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for his birthday and I must say, that's a pretty decent tablet. Only lagged after I cleared the RAM and refreshed the UI. Handled 3D graphics like a champ.

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

I hope they enhance windows with HTC Sense Remember the good old windows mobile HTC Sense HD2 days ?

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