HTC had a pretty poor run at the tail end of 2011, and the general feeling around here – if you ask the regular Mobotniks – is that the once mighty HTC has dropped the proverbial ball.
But analyst Alvin Kwok reckons that’s all set to change come Mobile World Congress next month. With an arsenal of spanking new Tegra 3-powered smartphones, HTC will win us all over again.
If HTC does indeed opt for quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 action, it’ll mark the end of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s lengthy run with Qualcomm. The problem is that Qualcomm’s quad-core chips are built around LTE technology, which is obviously no use to us.
Recent quad-core High Tech Computer rumours have detailed the HTC Edge and HTC Zeta smartphones, and there are also whispers of a quad-core tablet – perhaps the HTC Quattro – being lined up for Mobile World Congress.
HTC’s Mobile World Congress stall will almost certainly be more interesting than last year’s. It turned up in Barcelona with the HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Incredible S, HTC Salsa, HTC ChaCha and HTC Flyer. Meh.