HTC set to launch a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet this year: Report

Though it has been over a year since HTC last launched a tablet, there have been rumors on the Internet recently stating that the Taiwanese company is working on Windows tablets. A report on FocusTaiwan now confirms this notion stating that HTC is set to launch a 10-inch Windows 8 tablet later this year.

The report states facts from a research note released by NPD DisplaySearch, a market research and consulting firm. A detailed list of specifications is currently not available and the only thing known is that the tablet will sport a 10.1-inch Full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, which will be manufactured by LG Display Unit. The report further states that mass production has already begun in the first quarter of this year and the tablet could be announced in the coming months.

HTC has previously dipped its hands in the tablet market to compete against the likes of the iPad by releasing a 7-inch HTC Flyer in February 2011 and a 10.1-inch HTC Jetstream tablet in September 2011. Both the Android tablets though didn’t do too well in the market. A tablet with decent specs and the right price might well prove to be a success in the yet nascent Windows tablet market.