HTC working on a new 'unique' tablet £165

16th Jul 2012 | 21:33

HTC working on a new 'unique' tablet

But can it survive the overcrowded market?

TechRadar rating:

4.5 stars

Like a bucket of water being used to douse the Kindle's flames, Google appears poised to reclaim any tablet ground lost since the introduction of Amazon's forked version of Android. It may not tread a lot of new ground, but the Nexus 7 is a solid performer and easily the best tablet a couple hundred bucks can buy.

Like:

Quality hardware; NFC support; Android 4.1 Jelly Bean; Bundled Google Play freebies;

Dislike:

Weak IPS display contrast; Limited storage options; Too few Android tablet apps; Some content hard to read (magazines);

HTC tablet rumors are ramping up just as a company spokesperson says they will definitely launch a new tablet soon.

The company confirmed in a published report that a new tablet is on the way and that it "had something unique to offer," compared to the abundant tablet competition.

HTC attempted the unique approach last year with the 7-inch HTC Flyer tablet, which sported stylus integration and lackluster sales as its primary claims to fame.

Nexus 7 in the crosshairs?

The tablet confirmation from HTC just so happens to coincide with a leaked benchmark report for a powerful device in development at the Taiwanese firm.

The leaked tablet comes with an nVidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, and a screen resolution of 1280 x 752.

In tests the tablet was only running Android 4.0.3, but that is likely to change to the full Android 4.1: Jelly Bean before it launches.

A higher resolution seems to be the prerequisite for a 10-inch tablet these days, so estimates are that HTC is aiming for the 7-inch market.

That size would put it in direct competition with Google's own Nexus 7 tablet, which may force HTC to offer unique pricing in addition to its purported unique feature set.

Via PC Advisor

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