Now that the HTC One smartphone has arrived on multiple carriers and is readily available for users to check out, we're left wondering when HTC will get back into the tablet game. Last year they swore off Android tablets for the meantime, but today rumors are floating around about an HTC tablet with Windows RT. I'll pass on that, but what we'd really like to see is the HTC One Tablet.
So we must ask. HTC, where is the One Tablet? You guys have been riding a pretty big wave of success and praise lately for the HTC One. Nearly every single review I've read loved it, as did we. Now is the perfect time to release an 8-9" slate that completely matches the One punch-for-punch. Give us everything we love about the One into a compact and portable slate, have them work together seamlessly, and bring it to market at a decent price. Please don't make another HTC Jetstream. I think the sting is still hurting from that failed device.
The image above was found over at PocketNow, where they themselves make a pretty darn compelling argument about an HTC One tablet, so we wanted to gauge the interest of our readers as well. HTC hasn't been doing well lately, as we're sure many of you know, and they've pulled out of many markets and even cut back on device production. So now that they aren't churning out 15 different smartphones, why not match the success and praise of the HTC One with the One Tablet. It makes perfect sense.
Yes, the build quality makes the One nearly the best device I've ever held. Period. And that could make for a pretty heavy tablet, but the iPad mini has no problem with it, so why can't HTC? Samsung's latest tablets have front facing speakers, and HTC beat them to the punch with this latest phone. We'd love to see nearly everything offered on the One, including the front speakers, on the One Tablet. That's something we'd buy!
So what would we have in an HTC One Tablet? The device pictured at the top of the page with stunning build quality to match the One, and specs like these. An 8-inch 1280 x 800 (or even 1080p if you can swing the price) SLCD3 display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 or 800 processor and 2GB of RAM, give us at least 32GB of storage (and hey, maybe a micro-SD slot) keep those awesome front facing speakers and beats audio integration, and offer all of this for $329.
Basically if HTC could release this being similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 only with the look, feel, design, and dazzle of the HTC One at the same price as the iPad mini, that would sell. Or we'd like to think so at least. The folks from HTC might still be treading the water lightly, and their CEO even has his job riding on the One's success. Hopefully it does well in the next 3 months, and we see a matching HTC One Tablet later this year.
What do you guys think?