Taiwanese computer maker HTC is reportedly planning to re-enter the tablet business after almost a two-year hiatus with a Windows 8 based tablet in the later part of the year.
News agency Focus Taiwan citing a market research firm analyst from NPD DisplaySearch has revealed that HTC will launch a new tablet PC with the latest Windows OS and 10.1-inch full HD display with 1920x1080p resolution and 218 ppi density.
The website also revealed that HTC has roped in South Korean company LG to produce the display, whereas Taiwanese laptop maker Pegatron Corp will assemble the HTC tablet in its factory unit.
It is interesting to see why HTC, which is on comeback trail, has chosen to go with the not so popular Windows tablet instead the ubiquitous Google Android OS. HTC's two previous tablets, Flyer and Jetstream, were running on Android operating system.
Earlier in December, Bloomberg had reported that HTC is working on a 12-inch tablet and a 7-inch mini tablet with processors produced from UK based ARM Holdings. The tablets are said to hit markets by the third quarter of 2013.
As of now, both HTC and Microsoft have declined to comment.