Rumour: HTC Tegra 3 quadcore processor tablet to be seen at MWC
November 14th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ET by C. D.
Peter confirmed last week that a new HTC tablet was being developed for release in early 2012. It could be powered by a quadcore Tegra 3 processor.
HTC who specialises in Android and Windows Phone smartphones, has this year also launched products in the tablet market with their initial 7" HTC Flyer, followed by the 10" HTC Jetstream tablet which is only available in the American market.
They are both running Android and, despite some manufacturers being disappointed in sales of tablets, HTC is counting on remaining in the market by releasing new models early next year.
Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO, has also once again indicated that he wanted a tablet capable of standing apart from the competition, which is what he previously tried to do with the HTC Flyer by introducing HTC Scribe – a technology which allows the use of a stylus to transform the tablet into a notepad.
For their next tablet, HTC may also call on NVidia’s Tegra 3 quadcore processor, which has just been unveiled and has starting production. The site Digitimes has confirmed that the manufacturer will present their latest product during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in Barcelona, which will take place in February 2012.
Two Android smartphones expected, one with quadcore This quadcore Android table twill be available before the official launch of Windows 8, expected in the third quarter of 2012, with the new operating system to be present on numerous tablets thanks to its compatibility with ARM.
Digitimes adds that HTC could also present two new Android smartphones at the MWC show, with one of these to be powered by a quadcore Tegra 3 processor. This will no doubt be the HTC Edge, of which some of its details unofficially appeared on the web last week.
The other model, powered by a dual core processor, could be the HTC Ville smartphone which has also been spoken about. Digitimes suppositions seem to confirm that HTC doesn’t want to only develop based on Qualcomm hardware for their future models, with negotiations apparently underway with various suppliers.