During a recent media briefing, HTC CEO Peter Chou revealed the company is having visions of grandeur when asked about the burgeoning tablet market, according to Reuters. The world’s 4th leading smartphone maker, who grew nearly five percent in China alone this year, has been wildly successful by offering cheap phones in emerging markets.
However, the company has yet to make a blockbuster tablet, with only the HTC Flyer and HTC Jetstream released throughout the whole of 2011. Still, Chou said, the company is eyeing the market, “Tablet is a market we would like to try and test, to see whether we can make ourselves stand out and prevent a me-too product.”
How can HTC stand out? Well, how about hitting us with a spec’d out beast running Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI. Anyone who has used an HTC phone knows how attractive the company can make Android look; all HTC needs is a tablet-optimized OS.
Based on comments regarding when HTC’s handsets will receive ICS, perhaps we’ll see a tablet hit sometime early next year – or none at all, as nothing has been confirmed. If we do get one, it better be far from a “me-too” product.
What would you like to see HTC include in a tablet?