Two HTC Windows 8 RT tablets in the pipeline, 7in version ‘can make calls’

Two HTC Windows 8 RT tablets in the pipeline, 7in version ‘can make calls’Cast your filthy minds back to summer, and you might recall the suggestion that Microsoft was limiting Windows 8 RT OEMs till 2013, and that resultantly HTC was denied a place in the first wave.

Well, space year 2013AD is right around the corner, and that effectively gives HTC the green light to charge ahead with its Windows 8 RT tablet plans. Word on the street tells us to prep for two such devices.

It’s none other than Bloomberg dishing the dirt on HTC’s Windows 8 RT goodies, crediting “a person familiar with the company’s plans”.

Said person specifically promises a “12in device” and a “7-inch version that can also make phone calls”. Oddly enough, just a couple of days ago, Martin suggested that being "first in line to release a 7in Windows RT tablet" might be an idea for Nokia.

Both of HTC’s Windows 8 RT tablets will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm processors. HTC specifically chose not to go for full-fat Intel-fuelled Windows 8 tablets on account of price, estimating that they’d cost “around $1,000”.

We’re not told when to expect HTC’s Windows 8 RT tablets, only that’ll they’ll “debut in 2013” and boldly aim to take on the Amazon Kindle Fire, Google Nexus 7 and iPad mini. Er, and the big iPads.

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AhmadCentral  Dec. 21, 2012 at 14:20

7inch tablet that can make calls, Are you sure it's Not The Samsung Ativ Note we're talking about here :P

DisappointedPrepper  Dec. 21, 2012 at 15:36

...but can't receive calls.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 21, 2012 at 18:15

...but can't receive calls.

hahahaha That'll come with the Pro update.

AhmadCentral  Dec. 21, 2012 at 18:50

...but can't receive calls.


I'm sorry but WHAT!

My friend has an android tab from 2 years ago that can both make and receive calls.

Pondlife  Dec. 21, 2012 at 21:46

I figured it was a joke..
Damn expensive for a giant lego phone anyway

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 21, 2012 at 23:51

...but can't receive calls.


I'm sorry but WHAT!

My friend has an android tab from 2 years ago that can both make and receive calls.

Original 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab?

A classic case of "good idea, badly implemented".

Pondlife  Dec. 22, 2012 at 01:22

Nah a 5th generation Note brought back in time ;)

Tab 7 definitely a rushed idea, odd that smaller tablets are now the rage and they could barely shift any then. Mind you like you say it wasn't well done, and the os was really not ready.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 22, 2012 at 01:58

Nah a 5th generation Note brought back in time ;)

Tab 7 definitely a rushed idea, odd that smaller tablets are now the rage and they could barely shift any then. Mind you like you say it wasn't well done, and the os was really not ready.

Wasn't it running FroYo on launch? Even if it was GB, it's still a phone OS which they (badly) scaled up to 7".

Don't be silly...the N5 will be way bigger than 7" ;).

Pondlife  Dec. 22, 2012 at 02:11

Yep froyo initially. Eek. Expect it was on there a fair while too.

I think the N5 will be next years 5" Nexus tbh.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 22, 2012 at 02:33

Yeah, I think you're right on the N5 front. All next year's high end phones will have 5" 1080p battery destroyers...sorry, I meant displays.

I thought about getting the original Galaxy Tab 7", so, so glad I didn't bother.

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