There’ve been rumors floating around for a while that cellphone maker HTC was planning on building a new tablet to rival Apple’s iPad. But Pocket Lint spoke with HTC spokesperson Eric Lin, who says that while the company is looking at the possibility, there are currently no plans to build an HTC tablet.
That doesn’t mean we won’t eventually see a tablet from the company. But as many Liliputing readers may know, dozens of companies in Taiwan and mainland China have been pumping out Google Android powered tablets for months… and Lin says HTC isn’t interested in putting out just another machine that looks like all the rest. Instead HTC will likely watch the space before deciding whether there’s a way to develop something that will stand out from the crowd.
Of course, HTC, Motorola, and other smartphone makers seem to be hell-bent on putting larger and larger displays into phones. So while HTC isn’t planning on launching an iPad-sized tablet this year, you could kind of argue that the company has already pumped out several tablets — which just happen to make phone calls as well. I mean seriously, have you seen the size of the HTC Evo or the HTC Touch HD2?