Although it has its hands full with Android, Windows Phone and sometimes Brew OS, HTC is also interested in Chrome OS now, according to some recent rumors. Maybe they want a piece of that sweet looking ultrabook pie, who knows? Apparently, the Taiwanese device maker wants to combine the user-friendly side of Android with the features of Chrome.

The result would be Internet-driven devices and tablets are first that come to mind here. Not so long ago, some screenshots from the Chrome tablet OS were leaked and the platform looked very nice. A smartbook could also be among HTC’s plans, since it would be a pity not to exploit this popular niche as well. Imagine a cheap portable gizmo with ARM processor and Chrome OS… it will have very fast boot, good battery life and all the functionality one needs.

It’s a big gamble to move to smartbooks or ultrabooks now when everyone is all about tablets, but gambling is all that HTC affords to do, since they haven’t made a big splash in the tablet market anyway. Their only hope is that quad core tablet everyone is talking about and even that’s not a certain hit…