Look like another phone maker has a Windows RT tablet up its sleeve. Earlier this week, we heard that Nokia has a 10" device planned for a late February launch. Now, Bloomberg reports that HTC, too, is on board—at least according to a "person familiar with the company's plans."
Word is that HTC has not one, but two Windows RT devices in the pipeline: one with a 12" display and another with a 7" panel. The 7-inch device will reportedly let users make cellular calls, which could give it a leg up over similar-sized offerings from Google and Amazon. I don't recall seeing a "Phone" app among the default Windows RT software—but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 all share a common software foundation, and HTC could probably code up its own app.
Bloomberg says HTC's Windows RT tablets will come out some time in 2013. The site also quotes "one person" who expects HTC to use Qualcomm processors. Interestingly, HTC is said to have scrapped plans for an Intel-powered Windows 8 tablet "because the company determined it would have to charge too much." The device would have cost around $1,000, Bloomberg says.
|Here's the not-so-live video version of The TR Podcast 164||13|
|Here's what's cooking in Damage Labs||20|
|Deal of the week: An IPS ultra-wide for $420, plus cheap SSDs and more||22|
|Microsoft's quarterly revenue up 25% on strong Surface, Xbox sales||23|
|Assassin's Creed Unity PC requires 6GB of RAM, GTX 680||238|
|Join us as we attempt to live stream The TR Podcast tonight||13|
|Civ: Beyond Earth with Mantle aims to end multi-GPU microstuttering||69|
|CPU startup claims to achieve 3x IPC gains with VISC architecture||60|
|I just found this AMAZING trick! Call of Duty takes up 0GB if you just don't buy it!||+119|