HTC’s ‘stand out’ Tegra 3 tablet to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February
According to the Chinese language Commercial Times newspaper, HTC will be unveiling an NVIDIA powered quad-core tablet alongside the previously rumored HTC Edge at Mobile World Congress in early February. While many automatically assume that HTC’s new Tegra 3 powered tablet will be running on the latest version of Android, we’d like to point out that the new tablet is mentioned with a reference in conjunction with Windows 8. HTC is certainly no stranger to Microsoft’s various operating systems and was one of the first OEMs to produce a dual-booting Windows XP/Windows Mobile tablet with the original HTC Shift. Fortunately for all of us, the tablet market is a lot different these days.
The quad-core tablet PC is expected to launch prior to the release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system scheduled at the end of the third quarter of 2012, the paper indicated.
The statement clearly indicates that the tablet will be ready before Microsoft’s Windows 8 is pushed out the door but Peter Chou’s recent statement about Android tablets has us thinking that they may be working on something to set them apart from the competition.
Tablet is a market we would like to try and test, to see whether we can make ourselves stand out and prevent a me-too product.
We don’t have any evidence to prove that HTC is working on an Android/Windows 8 dual-boot tablet, but we’re can’t deny that the idea doesn’t excite us a little. We’ll just have to wait a few more months to see what HTC has in store for us.