HTC’s record in the tablet division is – how do I put this? – less than stellar, so it came as somewhat of a surprise to learn that the Taiwanese manufacturer is Google’s choice player for the upcoming Nexus 9 – or so rumour has it.
Even more surprisinger, we’re told that HTC has another two – yes, two – tablets in the proverbial production pipeline.
No prizes for guessing that the latest HTC tablet news come from Evan Nelson Blass aka @evleaks, who’s gone a little HTC tablet crazy of late.
In typically terse fashion, he says only: “Besides the T1 Volantis/Flounder/Nexus 9, HTC is developing two other tablets: the T7 and T12”.
Again, no further detail is given, but it’d certainly make sense if the pair measured 7in and 12in diagonally.
HTC has kept a ridiculously low profile in the tablet sector since 2011 and the ill-fated HTC Flyer, which was followed up only by the low-key, US-exclusive HTC Jetstream.
More recently, the manufacturer was refused permission to join the first wave of Windows 8 RT tablets, while a rumoured HTC tablet with a decidedly iMac-like design emphatically failed to materialise. Incidentally, the latter accounted for @evleaks’ first-ever tweet.
For what it’s worth, T1 Volantis/Flounder/Nexus 9 specs supposedly include a silver aluminium unibody, 8.9in display with 1680 x 1050 resolution, 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, 5GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, 5MP 1080p rear camera, and HTC BoomSound.