HTC may already be making a 10.1-inch Windows tablet
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HTC launched its first tablet back in February 2011, a 7-inch device dubbed Flyer and seven months later the Taiwanese company also launched the 10.1-inch HTC Jetstream. Both of the tablets were Android-based and, as if giving up on the tablet market altogether since then, HTC has yet to launch another slate.
Last year Bloomberg reported that HTC had been excluded from the first round of Windows tablets “on concern that HTC doesn't sell enough devices or have ample experience making tablets”. Microsoft supposedly decided to go with more established vendors who would, in theory at least, be capable of greater sales numbers.
According to Focus Taiwan, market research and consulting firm NPD DisplaySearch apparently issued a report claiming HTC has been manufacturing a Windows-based tablet. There is hardly any information spec-wise, but the device will allegedly sport a 10.1-inch 1980x1080 screen (218 pixels per inch) manufactured by LG Display. It is also believed Taiwanese original design manufacturer Pegatron began assembling the HTC tablet in the first quarter of 2013.
The new tablet is said to be scheduled for release this year, however both HTC and Microsoft declined to comment.