Moving away from Vegas for a second and looking ahead to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, there's some interesting new rumors from HTC. With nearly everyone rushing to get a tablet onto the market, unbelievably even more so this year than the last, the Taiwanese smartphone powerhouse has been a notable absentee of tablet fever.
But that looks set to change with DigiTimes giving the strongest indication yet that HTC has a tablet in the works, based on the latest information from component manufacturers in Taiwan. Said to be called the HTC Scribe (a name trademarked at the end of last year), the tablet is said to feature a 7-inch screen and run Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Other details are currently unknown, but assuming that the device will most likely have a capacitive touch screen, I'm intrigued by the Scribe name. Does this mean the device will include a capacitive stylus? Or perhaps even better, feature one of those new pressure sensitive capacitive screens which support conventional stylus input. Whatever the case may be, with its expertise in top smartphones and Android, HTC should make an Android tablet worth waiting for.[DigiTimes]