HTC 's Windows RT Blue tablet duo sound the business

HTC 's Windows RT Blue tablet duo sound the businessHTC recently reaffirmed its commitment to continue releasing Windows Phone smartphones, and it seems the one-time Android darling has quite the thing for Microsoft as we're hearing fresh confirmation that a pair of Windows-fuelled HTC tablets are in the pipelines.

But not just any old Windows – the much-maligned Windows RT, or at least the post-Blue update incarnation of RT, which should be out in the wild by HTC's proposed October launch timeframe.

The tablet duo – codenamed the R7 and R12 – come packing 7in and 12in screen sizes respectively, which is in line with existing rumours that surfaced back in December.

We now know more about the future of Windows 8 and RT, of course, in that the Windows Blue update will widen the screen resolutions supported by Microsoft's OS to effectively open the door to smaller (i.e. 7in-8in) screen sizes.

And the R7 will reportedly be one of the first new faces to take the plunge (although with a reported full HD resolution, meeting even Win RT's current minimum resolution requirements of 1366 x 768 wouldn't be a problem).

The processor sounds a peach – a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, which is supported by 2GB of RAM. There's 16GB of microSD-expandable internal memory, plus an impressive 1£MP autofocus camera.

Things aren't so great on the connectivity front, as it seems HDMI, DLNA and NFC are off the table, but there will be an LTE-equipped version for data speed-demons.

The 12in HTC R12 will come with the same specs aside from the display, which will boast a generous 2,048 x 1,536 resolution.

We're not sure how much stock to put in these rumours – especially since we're talking about devices that are still the best part of half a year from launch.

Still, if these specs are even vaguely accurate, and rival Windows RT/8 tablets arrive offering similar credentials, it could seriously help Windows kick on going forward.

Via Phone Arena

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7 comments

nickkelly  May. 8, 2013 at 23:28

Wow, the management at HTC really are clueless.

jkljklj  May. 9, 2013 at 05:18

This 1£MP camera sound amazing

barrybarryk  May. 9, 2013 at 08:58

The source saying it won't include DLNA makes it very difficult to take anything in the article seriously

Stelph  May. 9, 2013 at 09:50

This 1£MP camera sound amazing

Im assuming this is a new marketing term to make it sound more magical

On a side note I really wish camera's on tablets would die a sweet slow death, too many events have people holding up tablets to take photos which is the most rediculous thing ever (and must be blocking everyones view behind them?)

barrybarryk  May. 9, 2013 at 10:01

On a side note I really wish camera's on tablets would die a sweet slow death, too many events have people holding up tablets to take photos which is the most rediculous thing ever (and must be blocking everyones view behind them?)I have never seen this happen, like not even once.

If anything I'd have thought they should get rid of the rear facing cameras on them because no one uses them, and the kind of retard that would even consider it is going to have a phone with a camera in their pocket anyway

Stelph  May. 9, 2013 at 13:39

On a side note I really wish camera's on tablets would die a sweet slow death, too many events have people holding up tablets to take photos which is the most rediculous thing ever (and must be blocking everyones view behind them?)I have never seen this happen, like not even once.

Realy? Watching the olympics was the first time that I noticed it (every time they panned to the crowd someone was doing it with their iPad) but now i see it at every event where there are crowds of people, plus the "what a difference 8 years makes" reminded me again that some people really think its a good idea to have a 10" camera....

http://nbcnews.tumblr.com/post/45350724876

If anything I'd have thought they should get rid of the rear facing cameras on them because no one uses them, and the kind of retard that would even consider it is going to have a phone with a camera in their pocket anyway

I agree, this is partly what I dont understand! If you can carry an iPad, why cant you carry a camera or at least use your smartphone to take the photos? I understand that the best camera is the one that you have with you but still...

barrybarryk  May. 9, 2013 at 14:00

I meant I've never seen an actual person in the flesh taking photos with a tablet. Not pictures of someone doing it.

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