HTC has filed a trademark for the name ‘Sensation’, believed to be title it hopes to bestow upon the proprietary skin for its upcoming Android powered tablets.
The filing made with the Trade Marks and Design Registration Office of the European Union lists a plethora of products and services, ranging anything from mobile phones to cases, for which the Taiwanese firm wants ownership over the Sensation name.
However, it’s the “user interface software, computer hardware and software for user interfacing, telecommunications and telecommunications services” bit that caught our attention. Not least because of said word’s similarity to ‘Sense’, the custom UI that adorns HTC’s smartphones, but also because the timing is just right with HTC due to imminently announce its first tablet running the Android operating system.
The Sense UI has been a phenomenal hit for HTC by helping its handsets stand out from the competition. So it wouldn’t surprise us in the least to see a similar approach taken with slates.
HTC’s first tablet, purportedly called ‘Flyer’ is widely expected to be unveiled at next month’s Mobile World Congress and is rumoured to run on Android Gingerbread and not the tablet-optimised Honeycomb, which as yet has only been announced for the Motorola Xoom.
Source: Androidos.in via Droid Life