Quad-core Tegra 3-powered HTC slate confirmed for MWC 2012

News Richard Goodwin 12:03, 14 Nov 2011

HTC is expected to unveil a quad-core Tegra 3-rocking tablet device at next year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2012)

HTC CEO Peter Chou wants to succeed in the tablet market in 2012. But after a couple of lukewarm slate releases in 2011, most notably the Flyer on this side of the pond, the company has a lot to prove.

According to the Taiwan-based newspaper Commercial Times, ‘HTC is likely to unveil a new Android-based tablet PC running on a quad-core CPU from NVIDIA along with two new Android smartphones in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012.’

No doubt the mentioned smartphone is the HTC Edge we’ve been hearing so much about during the past two weeks.

In total that’s three devices: one tablet and two phones. According to the report, two of the devices - presumably the tablet and the Edge - will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 set-up, a quad-core processor that will (probably) bring face-melting performance to handsets and tablets.

The Verge reckons this third handset could be the HTC Ville. Could it be another Windows Phone 7 Mango handset? It’s possible, as the Titan and Radar have been out for quite sometime now so a refresh could be on the cards.

There is talk of Windows 8 in the Commercial Times story as well, although, it merely says that HTC’s unnamed tablet will be out before it.

Could HTC be dropping a Windows 8-powered tablet as well? It’s certainly a possibility when you consider HTC and Microsoft go way back.

But we think February 2012 is very early for such a device to make an appearance. If HTC does do a Windows 8-powered tablet (something we wholly expect to happen by the way) it’s not likely to see the light of day until at least Q2 of 2012.

More news regarding these mysterious devices as we get it.

Roll on WMC 2012.

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