Report: HTC is Planning 10", 7" Windows RT Tablets
December 21, 2012 9:10 AM
comment(s) - last by
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
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
12/21/2012 11:25:57 AM
Be prepared for the ballooned price, added weight, and likely reduced battery life. The reason OEMs are jumping on Windows 8 is because pricey Intel chips are left at the door. There is no room for profit with Microsoft licensing fees and Intel exorbitant chip pricing. If you want a Windows 8 tablet at a similar price you're relegated to Atom territory.
With Microsoft it has always been performance, price, battery life... pick two. Seems to me that nothing has changed. Maybe next gen Atom will change the narrative.
12/21/2012 1:04:17 PM
Go check the reviews for corei5 tablets. Battery life is right up there with the rest, and i can live with 500 added grams.
I ain't gonna pay 200$ for a cheap tablet. I can afford more. Surface pro at 900$ is the sweet spot for me, it's gonna replace my laptop and i can just have a beefy Workstation at home.
There are 100000 apps on Windows phone, which i have, and most of them will be ported to Windows 8/RT. However i don't see the point of having ONLY the apps with RT and live with a tegra 3 soc when you can have a PC replacement with a core / Haswell processor in it. Pricier, yes. So is a 64 GB ipad with 4GLTE.
OEM could build a 500$ AMD tablet if they tried. MSI windpad came out last year and i though it was pretty good. It has enough GPU horsepower to have better than a 1300/768 screen. Why no OEM gives a crap about AMD is beyond me.
Oh yeah, i have bluestack android emulator on my PC. No need for an android tablet i can already have the apps and much more. An ipad is actually the only alternative i see for a Windows 8 tablet because of the final fantasy 4 remake they have on it.
"We shipped it on Saturday. Then on Sunday, we rested." -- Steve Jobs on the iPad launch
Ford's C-Max Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid to Get EPA Review Following Fuel Economy Complaints
December 8, 2012, 9:53 AM
Possible iPhone 5S Photos Leak
December 5, 2012, 5:58 PM
Microsoft Office 2013 Hits RTM Status
October 12, 2012, 9:00 AM
Update: Motorola Droid Turbo Coming Oct 28, 48-hour Battery Life Confirmed
October 19, 2014, 9:19 PM
PS4 "Masamune" Update 2.0 Will Bring New Music and Customization Features
October 17, 2014, 1:05 PM
Zwipe, MasterCard Announce Credit Card with Built-in Fingerprint Sensor
October 17, 2014, 12:54 PM
Sony Gets With the Program, Pledges to Update Entire Xperia Z Lineup to “Lollipop”
October 17, 2014, 9:28 AM
Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, 27" iMac with Retina Display
October 16, 2014, 1:22 PM
HP webOS Support, Cloud Services to Go Offline on January 15, 2015
October 16, 2014, 12:29 PM
Most Popular Articles
Google Launches "Same-day Delivery" Subscription Service for $95/year
October 14, 2014, 10:37 AM
Ireland to Close Loophole Apple and Google Used to Evade EU Taxes
October 13, 2014, 10:45 PM
Report: Next Generation iPad Air, iPad mini to Receive A8X with 2GB of RAM
October 13, 2014, 5:01 PM
Google Announces Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, Nexus 9 Tablet, and Nexus 6 “Phablet”
October 15, 2014, 12:41 PM
FBI Director: Don't Trust Government, But Give It Your Data Without Transparency
October 13, 2014, 7:20 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information