Mysterious HTC tablet revealed with a half dozen pictures
Most of us where disappointer when HTC did not unveil a new tablet at Mobile World Congress. Rumors about the HTC Quattro suggested HTC was working on a 10.1-inch tablet with a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and Beats Audio integration. Since then, HTC’s tablet rumors have shifted to the HTC Vertex which is said to feature pretty similar specs, but most of us gave up on the thought of an HTC tablet when HTC claimed that they would be taking a backseat in this market segment and decided to abandon the HTC Flyer and HTC Jetstream on Android 3.0
The hope for w new HTC tablet has been resurrected thanks to a half dozen pictures which surfaced late last night. A seemingly dormant @evleaks Twitter account came to life with pictures of an odd-looking Android powered HTC tablet which has the appearance of being the love child of the HTC One X and an Apple iMac.
The unnamed HTC tablet appears to be sporting a 10.1-inch display and has front and rear-facing cameras. While most other tablets have a uniform design, the tablet pictured takes a few design notes from Sony (the Tablet S features a folded magazine styled bezel for better ergonomics) with an off-centered screen which allows users to hold the tablet more comfortably with one hand. Not much is known about the software, but the one image which does give us a look at the Android home screen looks different than anything we’ve seem before. We also have no indication that HTC will be including HTC Scribe pen integration. We have a feeling that the rumored 5-inch phablet with a 1794 x 1080 resolution display may be a little off-base.
For now, all we have are these few pictures to go off of. If this unnamed HTC tablet does turn out to be real, we assume HTC will be using a Tegra 3 Plus or the new Snapdragon S4 Pro chip to make sure that performance is ahead of the curve.
What are your thoughts? Is the design of this tablet what you would expect from HTC?