HTC plans to put the muted response to its initial tablet efforts behind it with a new and altogether more compelling tablet this year, the company has revealed.
According to a spokesperson for the Taiwanese gadget-maker, a new tablet will definitely arrive in 2012. However, right now it is in no rush or bring it to market and are prepared to wait until it is convinced it has something ‘unique’ to offer.
Launched last year and marketed as a premium device, the Flyer failed to pick up the sales to match the column inches it generated. Nowhere was this more evident than in its plummeting retail price, which has fallen from some £600 or so at launch to its current price of sub-£200.
How HTC plans to differentiate its forthcoming slate is anyone’s guess. But we’d definitely anticipate that it will be the first tablet to feature the same Beats by Dre technology as the company's high-end smartphones to enhance its media credentials.
Specs are also a matter of conjecture. But a quad-core processor is likely to feature, as well as stylus support and either the Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean version of Android.
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