There’ve been rumors going around for ages that phone maker HTC plans to introduce a new tablet to compete with the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and you know, tablets from pretty much every major PC maker. Now Digitimes is reporting that the HTC tablet could drop in the first quarter of 2011.
I’m taking the report with a grain of salt for now, but Digitimes says its information comes from “Taiwan-based component makers.” The tablet could reportedly run Google Android 3.0, which seems like kind of a no-brainer, since I suspect most Android devices released in early 2011 will likely run Android 3.0.
HTC makes some of the most popular smartphones on the market today, so there’s reason to expect that the company could crank out a pretty high quality tablet. Unfortunately there’s no information about the screen size, processor type, or any other features that would make HTC’s rumored tablet stand out from the crowd. We did see a tantalizing design for an HTC device with two screens earlier this year…
The company has produced tablets in the past, such as the HTC Shift, which ran Windows.