News
 

Bookmark and Share

(1) 

HTC did not participate in the first round of Windows 8-/RT-based tablets roll-out, but this does not mean that the company is not working on any. According to a media report, the company is prepping rather interested 7” and 12” slates powered by Microsoft Corp.’s Windows RT operating system and intends to release them sometimes in 2013.

HTC’s 7” media tablet with Windows RT will not only be the world’s first 7” slate featuring the operating system from Microsoft, but will also be one of the world’s only tablets with phone-calls capability, reports Bloomberg news-agency citing own sources. At present it is unknown how does HTC intend to implement phone calling, but one of the solutions could be a specially designed application for Windows RT. In theory, such app will be able to transform any Windows RT-based tablet with 3G/4G/LTE into a phone.

In addition, HTC plans to release a 12” media tablet with Windows RT, another world’s first for the company as currently there are no similar slates on the market. Just like the 7” model, the big one will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 application processor based on ARM architecture as HTC decided not to release any Windows 8/x86-powered tablets in the foreseeable future due to cost reasons.

Prices and specifications of HTC’s 7” and 12” media tablets are yet to be determined. At present, it is unclear when the tablets are to be formally revealed or whether the company intends to demonstrate them at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January or Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February.

Microsoft and HTC did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: HTC, Microsoft, Windows RT, Windows 8, ARM, Qualcomm, Snapdragon

Discussion

Comments currently: 1
Discussion started: 12/28/12 12:35:27 AM
Latest comment: 12/28/12 12:35:27 AM

[1-1]

1. 
Did HTC even see what Windows Phone 7/8 did to Nokia? They should focus on the phone market for now and perhaps try to reinvigorate the portable media player market. But making a tablet based on a failing OS from a dying company is foolish.
1 1 [Posted by: rauelius  | Date: 12/28/12 12:35:27 AM]
Reply

[1-1]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6:11 am | Apple Teams Up with IBM to Make iPhone and iPad Ultimate Tools for Businesses and Enterprises. IBM to Sell Business-Optimized iPhone and iPad Devices

Monday, July 14, 2014

6:01 am | IBM to Invest $3 Billion In Research of Next-Gen Chips, Process Technologies. IBM to Fund Development of 7nm and Below Process Technologies, Help to Create Post-Silicon Future

5:58 am | Intel Postpones Launch of High-End “Broadwell-K” Processors to July – September, 2015. High-End Core i “Broadwell” Processors Scheduled to Arrive in Q3 2015

5:50 am | Intel Delays Introduction of Core M “Broadwell” Processors Further. Low-Power Broadwell Chips Due in Late 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4:04 pm | Intel Readies New Quark “Dublin Bay” Microprocessors. Intel’s “Dublin Bay” Chips Due in 2015