HTC’s event today may be all about smartphones, but the company’s simmering tablet plans are also getting some press. According to DigiTimes‘ sources at Taiwanese component makers, HTC is ramping up to release an Android tablet – potentially running 3.0 Gingerbread – in Q1 next year. It’s unclear whether this slate is a different model to the unit HTC are said to be preparing for Verizon, which has been tipped to run Google Chrome OS.
Unfortunately, the sources are unusually reticent about potential hardware, so there are no details on the exact size or functionality of the new HTC model. Still, it’s expected to include 3G so that HTC can leverage their carrier relationships.
To gain the attention of the market, HTC has been holding partnership with Google and several telecommunications operatorsaround the world to realize the tablet with the new Android platform at the beginning of next year. As you know, in addition to RIM's alsorumored iPad, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and LG will also introduce the tablet PC a 7 to 10 inches. Competition will be more attractive because they are all equally produce the tablet PC platform Android. This year seems to be a period of fierce competition among vendors to gain market interest and tablet PCusers. Hopefully, the prices are priced for the latest HTC tablet PCis not too expensive later.