Yesterday we heard that an HTC official confirmed to a publication that the company has not abandoned tablet development plans and that its future device will have a unique selling point. At the time, we didn’t have any more details about the device and we lacked a name for this future unique project – we wondered whether the new tablet will be part of the Flyer or Jetstream families of HTC tablets or whether it will carry a brand new name.
Today we have a new report that sheds more light on this HTC product. Apparently we’re looking at the HTC Vertex HD, a tablet that has already shown up in benchmark tests.
According to Slashgear, the new tablet will sport a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel shooter, Bluetooth 4.0 and Beats Audio support. The device is running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich right now, although that may change by the time it hits stores.
Speaking about availability details, we don’t have any launch dates or pricing for this new Android device, so we’ll have to wait for HTC and its carrier partners to officially unveil it, or leak more details about it. What’s clear so far is that the device doesn’t appear to be necessarily an iPad contender, but it’s neither an affordable 7-inch device meant to take on the Google Nexus 7.
Could the Vertex be a budget 10-inch tablet? Anyone interested in a new HTC tablet?