By Vamien McKalin | Apr 02, 2013 09:50 AM EDT
It is always wise to venture into different aspects of business, it would seem this motto has been well heeded by HTC as a report claims the company is working on a tablet with either Windows RT or Windows 8 at its core.
The report, which comes from NPD DisplaySearch, suggests the tablet will have a 10.1-inch display that is produced by LG. The resolution is of 1920x1080 with a pixel density of 218ppi. A full HD display could prove that Windows 8 would be the chosen operating system instead of the more mobile-friendly Windows RT.
DisplaySearch believes mass production of HTC's Windows RT/Windows 8 began in the first quarter of 2013, and could be announced in the coming months. There's also a possibility Taiwanese contract laptop maker Pegatron Corp. is the top choice to manufacture the tablet, to be sold a price unknown.
HTC isn't new to the tablet arena; the company first hit the scene back in February 2011 with the 7-inch HTC Flyer, a device powered by Android. Later in the same year, HTC hit the market again with another Android tablet, the HTC Jetstream, a device with a massive 10.1-inch display and support for AT&T's 4G network. Both tablet devices supported the use of the HTC Scribe stylus for special features.
Despite venturing into the Android tablet scene early in the game, HTC hasn't found much success, due to the Apple iPad and its iron fist-like control of the market. However, with Windows 8, HTC could experience better success if the company is able to come up with an iconic design like the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets from Microsoft.
So far, only the Surface line of devices is having any form of success on the Windows 8 tablet scene. So if there is to be another competitor, it must be one that is willing to take risks.
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