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HTC Windows RT tablets rumored for Q3 2013

Back in October we reported that HTC was leaving the U.S. tablet market after getting clobbered by major players like major players like Apple and Amazon. The smartphone maker hadn't had much in the way of success with its seven-inch Flyer or its Android-based 10.1-inch Jetstream tablets.
However, a report has surfaced which claims that HTC is coming back to the US tablet market. HTC is reportedly planning to make tablets running the Windows RT operating system. According to the sources, HTC is working on 12-inch and a seven-inch tablet (which can also make phone calls).

If this rumor turns out to be true, the move would give Microsoft another ally in the battle against iOS and Android on the tablet market. So far, Microsoft Windows tablets haven't been the success that Microsoft hoped for. Sales of the Surface RT tablet have been relatively modest and many of the business-focused Windows 8 tablets have yet to ship.

The sources claiming to be familiar with HTC's tablet plans claim both tablets will ship in 2013.

Source: Bloomberg

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RE: Fail
By Mitch101 on 12/21/2012 10:05:39 AM , Rating: 3
Windows RT only seems that way because its just starting out. It has to start somewhere. Where I find RT fails is the price of the tablets themselves. If someone can come out with an x86 based tablet around the $500.00 mark that's not a Atom based core then I see no reason for the RT tablet or we could see the RT tablet drop to $300.00 which is where it should have been.

RE: Fail
By RufusM on 12/21/2012 10:12:46 AM , Rating: 2
I agree. At one point Android was crap too and look at how good it is now.

I think Win 8/RT for tablets is a good UI in general, although I'm not sold on having a desktop for Win RT and I'm not sure how well any desktop would work on a 7" tablet.

Putting that aside, Microsoft really needs to step on the accelerator for apps to get up to speed. It's a great opportunity for new developers to get into a new ecosystem early on. iOS and Android have so many entrenched apps now that it's much more difficult to gain traction for a new app in those environments.

RE: Fail
By TakinYourPoints on 12/22/2012 1:10:11 AM , Rating: 1
At one point Android was crap too and look at how good it is now.

RE: Fail
By sprockkets on 12/21/2012 6:37:27 PM , Rating: 2
Windows RT only seems that way because its just starting out.

I guess, but MS usually gets things right on the 3rd try, and Win8 is just that (WP7, WP7.5, W8).

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007

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