The rumor of the week seems to be the one regarding HTC’s future plans to make new tablets, even ones with Windows RT on board. HTC wasn’t part of the initial wave of Windows tablets and now it’s supposed to work on a 12 inch and 7 inch device, with the latter being able to make phone calls as well.


The info comes from a person familiar with the Taiwanese company’s plans, who didn’t want to be identified, as the info isn’t public. The HTC tablet that will debut in 2013 will run Windows RT and it may be that the 7 inch format will spawn a very interesting segment, that will give Jelly Bean cheap and small slates a run for their money. It all comes down to how much Microsoft and HTC are willing to take the price down in order to sell volumes. It will be very hard to compete with the iPad Mini, Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD.

With Nokia rumored to be working on a Windows Phone 8 phablet and tablet, no format seems unlikely for WP8 and Win 8 these days and a Windows RT 7 inch tablet would actually make sense. The HTC Flyer had a pretty good design and interesting pen, but it failed to succeed, since it just wasn’t the time of 7 inch slates to thrive. The 12 inch model would be a high end unit, one packing all the power and punch of 2 GB of RAM and a potent CPU, we suppose. I’m guessing that Qualcomm would be the CPU maker chosen by HTC, unless they also have plans for an Intel version…