Apparently, HTC isn’t just working on a Chrome OS tablet with Google, it is also planning to launch an Android tablet soon. Digitimes reports that Pegatron Technology, a Taiwan based notebook manufacturer has recently received orders to build an Android tablet for HTC.
The rumored HTC Android tablet sports some great hardware – it will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and has 2 GB RAM. It has a 32 GB internal SSD and will have a 7 inch or 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will be much more powerful than both, the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It will also sport Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as GPS.
It will also support the Android Market (which leads me to think that it will likely have a 7 inch display) as well as Chrome Web apps (weird, but Digitimes seems to think so. Maybe it will be a dual boot tablet with both Chrome OS and Android).
It will apparently be priced at around $790. Pegatron hopes to break into the top four notebook makers worldwide with this contract (which, again, is weird considering these are tablets, not laptops or even netbooks).
The details seem a bit fuzzy, but an Android tablet by HTC cannot be ruled out. In fact, it would be a logical next step for the company.