HTC Pulls Plug on Google Tablet


Eyes are looking toward Apple (s aapl) and the expected tablet announcement that has everyone all a-twitter (except Twitter folks as it’s down a lot) but there was another tablet in the works that wasn’t being discussed as much. The folks at HTC and Google (s goog) have been working on a tablet of their own, at least until recently. HTC and Google collaborated successfully on the Nexus One Android phone, and they were also working on a tablet that would run the Chrome OS. Reports have come in that HTC sales and marketing director, Anthony Petts, has stated that HTC is halting all work on the Google tablet.

According to Petts, HTC will concentrate on its forte making smartphones, and not look at the tablet market. Work on the tablet had reportedly been taking place for as long as 18 months, and a few prototypes supposedly had been produced. Word on the street had the HTC / Google tablet running the Qualcomm (s qcom) Snapdragon processor, and one model was said to be running the Chrome OS, even though it won’t be released until late this year.



Well I bought a Nexus One, Kevin bought a Nexus One… but despite all this apparently only 20,000 were sold the first week. I guess the luster comes off Google and hardware so bye bye tablet project.

Of course if the rumors are true the Apple Unicorn’s heart is much faster than a snapdragon. :-)


well that sucks, i was really looking forward to it. this whole smartphone explosion is starting to become pretty saturated & boring. no matter how many tricks you teach them, they will always be limited by their screen size. ya i can take them anywhere, but my netbook is SO much more fun & productive.

hopefully Google can keep the IP & take it to another manufacture. HTC doesnt seem to be as great lately as they used to be anyways.

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