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HTC to launch 10.1 in Windows tablet this year, according to new market research

HTC to launch 10.1 in Windows tablet

HTC is rumoured to be following the launch of its HTC One Android smartphone with the release of a tablet based on Microsoft’s Windows operating system.HTC to launch 10.1

While HTC, a company better known for producing smartphones, has attempted to branch out into the tablet market before – in 2011 it launched the HTC Flyer 7in tablet, which was followed up by a 10.1in version dubbed the HTC Jetstream that never made it to the UK in any great number – it has always done so using Google’s Android mobile platform. This is the same software used on the majority of its smartphones, giving it plenty of experience in tweaking the code and including its own Sense UI overlay which provides a unified user interface for HTC fans.

Launching news of HTC to launch 10.1

According to NPD DisplaySearch, quoted by industry watcher Surface Pro tablet – or Windows RT – which would allow HTC to use its experience with ARM-based processors to create a slimmer, cheaper device with better battery life to compete with the Surface RT tablet.

HTC, for its part, has refused to comment on the rumours, concentrating as it is on solving supply issues with the HTC One. Should it choose to release a new tablet, however, it is likely to delay the launch until it can be sure it is able to produce the device in quantity as a way of avoiding the negative publicity generated by the poor availability of its latest smartphone.

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