HTC Android Tablet Rumored to be in the Works

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).

HTC Android Tablet

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.

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  • Jackson Hollstien

    Do you know what you’re talking about. There is no platform more powerful than what iPad or Galaxy Tab 10.1, Xoom, or Iconia tab are using. If it will run honeycomb, then it’s a 10 inch device. The only way it could best the iPad is if it had more RAM, which everyone is doing. I think you need to do more tablet research before you attempt to make intelligent comments.