No HTC Tablet This Year

My contact at HTC UK has confirmed that despite the UK operation's request for one there is no tablet in HTC'S current roadmap. That's pretty much a guarantee that we won't be seeing HTC joining Toshiba, Samsung, et al in competing head to head with the iPad this financial year at the very least.

Its an interesting decision from HTC because they've dabbled in the arena before, both with the 5" Advantage and 7" Shift, covering at least two of the three segments of the tablet market. In fact I believe that some organisations are still able to get the later iteration of the Advantage, although the form factor and capabilities are looking somewhat aged alongside newer competition.

Its a shame because I would imagine that a device with the Shift's form factor and Android on board would make for a pretty compelling notebook replacement...
Sent from my Dell Streak.