HTC QuattroHTC’s first tablet to feature NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip certainly doesn’t look like it’s going to appear in time for Christmas. According to “industry sources,” the Taiwanese smartphone giant will focus on quad-core smartphones and tablets during the first half of 2012, with the HTC Quattro scheduled to launch in March.

Asus looks set to dominate quad-core tablet production during December with its Transformer Prime slate, according to the DigiTimes report, but HTC will become a “strong contender” when it launches its 10.1-inch Quattro tablet later on. The device is expected to support HTC Scribe, and feature Beats audio technology, Dropbox cloud storage, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, 1GB of RAM, and a 2-megapixel camera.

We may, however, see a quad-core processor in a HTC smartphone before we see one in the Quattro. The company is rumored to have two handsets in the pipeline, which are named the HTC Edge and the HTC Zeta. The first will reportedly pack a 1.5GHZ NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, with a 4.7-inch display, 32GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera, and HTC Sense 4.0.

The Zeta could be the most exciting device, however, especially if it looks like that leaked photo suggests. It will reportedly run Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box on a whopping 2.5GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, with a 4.5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera, 32GB of internal storage, Beats audio technology, and HTC Sense 4.0.

While the Quattro isn’t expected to launch until March 2012, we are hoping to see its unveiling — possibly alongside the smartphones above — at the Mobile World Congress in February.

Which of HTC’s quad-core devices are you most excited about?

[via TechRadar]