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12-31-2010, 02:27 PM #1
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.
12-31-2010, 02:32 PM #2
Not another damn faildroid tablet
12-31-2010, 02:43 PM #3
12-31-2010, 02:44 PM #4
I believe it is a challenge when I SEE it happening.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
12-31-2010, 02:48 PM #5
The only thing that's come close to the iPad is the Samsung Galaxy, but even that hasn't done as well. Maybe HTC will actually make a good one that will up the competition.
12-31-2010, 02:57 PM #6
I'l believe it when I see it :] IPad has set the standard and not a 1 has even come close....
I sold my iPad 64gb Wifi only model 2 months ago and recouped all but $90...now that's quality!!
12-31-2010, 03:06 PM #7
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
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12-31-2010, 03:15 PM #8
12-31-2010, 03:52 PM #9
Haha, the reason that people aren't buying these other tablets is because everybody is used to the iPhone and iPod Touch. Apple has barely lost any consumers to another tablet.
12-31-2010, 04:08 PM #10
The only thing that's gonna compete with the iPad is 2nd gen iPad....
12-31-2010, 04:17 PM #11
And then people will copy that too!
12-31-2010, 04:33 PM #12
Aren't the droid based tablets just GIANT DROID PHONES?? WTF. (typed on my giant iPhone)
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12-31-2010, 04:38 PM #13
12-31-2010, 05:06 PM #14
Why is it that every article for the past few days has been written by Messany?
12-31-2010, 06:10 PM #15
12-31-2010, 06:23 PM #16
Anyway, I've had a few htc products in the past. They're a good company but a little bit hit or miss. They could definitely make a great tablet, but the question is will they?
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12-31-2010, 06:34 PM #17
12-31-2010, 07:06 PM #18
And its always good see more tablets appearing in the market to boast more advantages for us consumers. But as of right now... no ipad killer yet.
12-31-2010, 07:33 PM #19
Droid still fighting a losing battle........
12-31-2010, 07:36 PM #20
I don't think it's a losing battle. Android really is coming along. These phones are only as good as their apps and the Android marketplace is catching up. A lot of apps that are on both platforms tend to be better on droid these days.