HTC bringing a new tablet to the UK
HTC will launch its first tablet in the UK since the ill-fated HTC Flyer, the company has revealed.
An unnamed spokesperson for HTC allegedly spoke to PC Advisor, stating a tablet will ‘definitely’ arrive on the UK market.
At this stage no further details have been revealed, there’s no indication of whether we’re talking this year or early next year, with no hint of possible specs.
Importantly, it also wasn’t established whether this new device will be powered by Android or Microsoft’s new tablet platform, Windows NT (Windows 8 for ARM mobile processors).
When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 it revealed HTC was amongst its launch partners but it hasn’t said the same about Windows 8 for tablets.
It really could go either way, HTC is known for its Android handsets but has built some competent Windows Phone devices such as the Titan and Radar.
But, HTC has come a long way since then on the phone front and this new-found aptitude may well transfer to any new tablet product. The recent HTC One range demonstrated the company’s ability to come up with refreshing aesthetic design along with high-quality materials and premium hardware, all topped off with the latest Google software build.
Here’s hoping HTC can pull off the same trick with a tablet in the not-too-distant future. We’ll keep you posted with more as we hear it.
HTC’s last attempt at a tablet which released in the UK was the Android-based HTC Flyer and that didn’t go down too well with critics or consumers.
The reason the Flyer hit the skids was the price – £600. HTC priced itself out of the market, even though it was a very good tablet. If they had launched it with a £250 – £300 price tag it would have taken off like Samsungs GS3 has done.
Let’s hope this time they have learned their lesson.
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