May 31, 2013
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HTC 7 inch android tablet

An HTC 7-inch Android tablet is in the works, says Bloomberg, quoting people familiar with the matter.

According to the same  report, HTC decided to scrap the plans for a 12-inch tablet running Windows RT, due to concerns related to demand for the device.

HTC, which hasn’t been doing great lately (although there are signs of a comeback for the company, thanks to the success of the HTC One), can’t afford the marketing effort that Samsung is able to sustain, and definitely can’t afford to make any more mistakes like the HTC First. Bloomberg’s sources say that HTC deemed the 12-inch Windows RT tablet to expensive to make and retail successfully.

According to the same source, HTC plans to release a 7-inch model running Android, as well as a model with the same screen size running Windows RT. Both devices are slated to come out later this year, in September or October.

HTC refused to make any comments on the matter, and nothing’s known yet in terms of price or specs.

HTC is no stranger to making Android tablets, although slates are not exactly the company’s specialty – you may remember the HTC Flyer, HTC Evo View 4G, or the HTC Jetstream. After a quiet period on this front, HTC appears to be ready to start over with a new product.

Do you think HTC has what it takes to make a succesful Android tablet?

Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.
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