The rumored HTC tablet running Google Chrome OS is apparently being chucked, as HTC’s sales and marketing director revealed that the company has halted all work on a tablet PC, instead, the corporation will expand development in the smartphone market, using Google’s Android mobile operating system.

Speculations of an HTC-designed touch tablet were rampant before this year’s CES, with the company reportedly preparing a few working models, with at least one of them running Google Chrome OS.  Unnamed sources also tipped that the devices would based on Qualcomm chipsets, potentially including the revolutionary 1GHz Snapdragon chip.

Note that this doesn’t mean that an HTC tablet is completely batty.  For all we know, they might just be waiting for Apple’s rumored upcoming tablet believed to be made official on January 27th to prove that tablets can be successful before entering the market themself.