HTC have just confirmed to Fierce Wireless that they’re giving up on the tablet segment, at least in USA. This move could have been anticipated in a while now and it’s sad to see one of the big companies in the phone biz not wanting to evolve past smartphones.

We were hoping to see a Galaxy Tab 10.1 rival from them or at least a Galaxy Note rival, but nothing.. and now this piece of news. HTC did say to Fierce Wireless that they will keep watching the market very closely and it considers releasing another tablet, but only if the product can compete with the iPad. Frankly speaking, they should get involved in the whole cheap 7 inch tablet, must like Amazon and ASUS. Look how well they’re doing, with Google predicting 8 million units of the Nexus 7 sold by the year end.

Also, I expect Amazon to sell even more than that in the following months. The problem is finding a selling point for HTC and its new tablets… Maybe HTC Scribe? PlayStation gaming? OnLive? HTC Sense? We’ll have to wait and see…

  • jhenkinson

    that app looks cool, can anyone tell me the name please?

  • DeianStancu

    That is not an app. It’s built into the interface. That’s HTC Flyer and it was a great tablet.

  • DeianStancu

    This is bad news indeed and was expected, HTC hasn’t released a tablet since Flyer last year. They tried US market with Jetstream, but 900$ was too high for people to ingest it.
    I know that they can do it, they have the power of Qualcomm and Sense interface, Scribe Technology and many more. Too bad. Even on phone business they fail to deliver, by releasing a new phone every two or three months, they anger the customers who feel betrayed by not implementing new features sooner.

  • jhenkinson

    oh thanks, I didn’t know that was a built-in utility of that tablet. Really cool.