Surprise, surprise: HTC to develop an Android-based 7-inch tablet, drops support for full-sized Windows-based tablets in the process



HTC is certainly going through a pretty sweet period right now thanks to the massively successful One smartphone, so it’s only natural that the Taiwanese manufacturer turns its attention to the development of other types of devices out there. According to a report by Bloomberg, HTC is looking squarely at the emerging mini tablet market and is in the midst of working on a soon-to-be released an Android-based 7-inch tablet that will be unveiled to consumers sometime in September or October. This is exciting news because HTC previously turned its attention to the development of Windows RT-based tablets for a while now, but fortunately realized what some of us already knew— that full-sized Windows RT-based tablets probably aren’t as profitable or worthwhile compared to tablets based off other platforms. So now, HTC will place all of its resources and energy into developing smaller tablets instead— as it will launch both a Windows-based and Android-based 7-incher instead.

Here’s hoping that HTC makes a huge splash with the introduction of its latest device because after all— there’s certainly no more room for error for the brand.

source: Bloomberg

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  • hellfroze

    Eh, they tried before with the HTC Flyer, which was *stupidly* overpriced (>$600 for a 7″ tablet???). Hope they learned a few things since then.

  • Luis

    How about a new atom bay trail windows 8 / android 7-incher?
    With the looks of the Htc One and a 1080p full hd display

    Those dual booting hybrids look quite promising in my opinion XD
    A micro SD card slot is a must, though for some reason i doubt they will put one, also a 64GB SSD (Full windows 8, so yeah, any less than that is to little) maybe 4 GB of RAM (Again full windows 8) and a big battery all wrapped-up in the nice aluminum uni-body of the Htc One.
    such a perfect device… to good to be truth…

  • j7.deville

    I’m a recent Samsung to HTC one converter, I am never going back to Samsung’s sloppy, laggy, and glitchy, software or hardward. My Htc one has had zero issues zero lag it’s just beautiful I even like it more than stock Android.

    I was going to get a nexus 7 but I really like the quality of sense 5 and will definitely be opting for an HTC mini tablet instead, I like my htc so much I’m going all HTC.