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  • iPad May Face Challenge from HTC 'Scribe'



    HTC is getting ready to take aim at Apple's iPad with a new tablet product that, based on a new trademark filing, may be called the "Scribe." According to Bloomberg, the recent trademark filing from HTC describes the forthcoming device as "a handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer." While rumors of an HTC tablet have lingered since the company's CFO Cheng Hui-Ming stated in October that HTC is actively "studying the market," the latest news of the trademark filing is being taken as conclusive evidence that HTC is ready to do battle with Apple in the increasingly competitive tablet marketplace.

    Despite initial rumors that HTC would roll out their tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (beginning January 6th) or during the Mobile World Congress in February, it now appears that a mid 2011 launch is far more likely if not inevitable. Most industry analysts expect the HTC tablet to run Android 3.0 - aka Honeycomb. In this regard, HTC would be joining Motorola in preparing a new Android tablet that has also generated considerable buzz. Motorola recently made headlines when one of it's executives referred to the iPad as a "giant iPhone."

    When HTC Corp., the world’s largest maker of mobile phones using Google Inc.’s Android operating system, formally announces its tablet computer, few will be surprised, as it now appears to be just a matter of time before the tablet is released and the world can take notice of just how many bells and whistles the "Scribe" will serve up at a yet-to-be-determined price.

    Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad May Face Challenge from HTC 'Scribe' started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by stfudvs View Post
      I wouldn't sell HTC short, their products getting better and better, have u played with an evo, they arnt bad phones, and android is definitely getting better

      competition is good for the consumer
      Yea it is. I want some of these other tablets to get some features non existent on the iPad to push apple to improve it
    1. Nateo64's Avatar
      Nateo64 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      Do you stick it in your Pocket? Pants pocket like an iPhone? if not..then I'd have to disagree with you. True the iphone doesn't play flash but there's n App for that. And @ least the iOS doesn't have a Problem with its OS like the Android Does with it's OS..BUT; honestly the Samsung is about as Close as you can get too a TRUE competitor when it comes to tablets.
      What is the iPhone app that let's u run adobe flash player?
    1. Dr Arthur's Avatar
      Dr Arthur -
      I really want a 7in pad but only if Apple makes it. I think Android is awful, buggy, fragmented, unsecure... the list goes on. HTC might make a hardware Ferrari but Android will put sugar in it's tank.
    1. Captinsmooth's Avatar
      Captinsmooth -
      I would like to think HTC has a better chance at this than any other ipad / tablet competitor. I have personally got to use a HTC EVO, it is an amazing piece of hardware with some great options. In my opinion it is the only android based phone that has come even remotely close to having the aesthetic appeal of the Iphone 4. I still feel androids GUI is sluggish and choppy at best when navigating through one comparing it directly to an Iphone 4. The one advantage apple has still, is that it has a seamless GUI. It feels natural an effortless due to apple designing both hard and software for the device. With that being said the blackberry playbook may be a real competitor as well, because they follow suit and release their own OS on their own device.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nateo64 View Post
      What is the iPhone app that let's u run adobe flash player?
      Idk of one that lets you run Adobe flash itself. I do know that Skyfire browser lets you use flash and yxflash will play flash videos.
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      I think the reason the galaxy tab is failing is because the android operating system it is running is just not made correctly to run on a tablet device. It's like they put the actual android phone firmware and installed it on the tablet instead of working out the bugs and making a separate firmware for that device like apple does for each respective device, they know they can't just put the iPhones iOS on the iPad, it just wouldn't work well. I saw the galaxy tab get reviewed on G4TV and they compared it to a Droid X, and the Droid X won! Hopefully android 3.0 works better and maybe this HTC tablet won't fail, unless the iPad 2 comes out at the same time. I'm actually looking forward to the windows tablet. I'm was surprised at how well and simple windows phone 7 is and I think it's much better than android but still need work. But I haven't seen android 3.0 yet so maybe it can change my mind.
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Captinsmooth View Post
      I would like to think HTC has a better chance at this than any other ipad / tablet competitor. I have personally got to use a HTC EVO, it is an amazing piece of hardware with some great options. In my opinion it is the only android based phone that has come even remotely close to having the aesthetic appeal of the Iphone 4. I still feel androids GUI is sluggish and choppy at best when navigating through one comparing it directly to an Iphone 4. The one advantage apple has still, is that it has a seamless GUI. It feels natural an effortless due to apple designing both hard and software for the device. With that being said the blackberry playbook may be a real competitor as well, because they follow suit and release their own OS on their own device.
      Totally agree HTC makes beautiful hardware but most of them have android on it
      Maybe if windows phone 7 gets some more updates, more and better apps in their market, and some features and bugs fixed it may come on top and compete with iOS because I really can't believe android is the one that is competing with iOS right now. The HTC surround with windows phone 7 is just beautiful, its got that awesome HTC look hardware and it has the non sluggish windows phone 7 software. So far this is the only windows phone 7 and HTC device that has caught my eye for both hardware and software, but I really love my iPhone 4 lol.
    1. Captinsmooth's Avatar
      Captinsmooth -
      Quote Originally Posted by gauravsuneja View Post
      Only thing gr8 about ios is the astronomical number of apps and the way u can get them cracked easily , may be apple 's own or thirdparty. Touchscreen of htc phones r as good as apple's . I get frequenlty taunted by my friends for lack of bluetooth connectivity on iphone . I think htc scribe with their giant widgets and a good mail app will make a major competitor for iphone
      Its nice to know that the biggest feature on a Iphone to you, is that you can use jailbreaking to pirate apps. Its people like you that will be the end of the jailbreak scene. How about you try buying apps and supporting community that gives you so much for free already.