Is HTC readying the first 7-inch Windows RT tablet?

HTC could be working on two new Windows RT tablets for 2013, with one set to be the first 7-inch Windows offering on the market

 

According to a report in Bloomberg, HTC is readying two new Windows RT tablets for a debut next year. One of them is to be a larger, 12-inch tablet while the other is apparently a smaller, 7-inch tablet.

This would be the first 7-inch device to run Microsoft's OS and would compete with other popular 7-inch tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Apple iPad mini.

While the sources weren't forthcoming with any internal specs, they did say the tablets would run on a Qualcomm chip and should appear by late summer 2013.

HTC was said to have considered a full Windows 8 tablet running on an Intel chip, but ultimately decided the costs involved were too high and would have to charge $1,000 to make a profit.

Next year should be a bumper year for Microsoft's new operating system, with Nokia apparently working on a tablet of it's own.

Via: Bloomberg

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