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We’ve talked about the HTC tablet a few time here at AllTouchTablet.com, but we didn’t have a serious rumors like this one for some time now. I know that HTC didn’t said anything at the London press event which I’ve attended a while ago, but Digitimes has news that HTC is working hard on an Android 3.0 slate that’s supposed to arrive in Q1 2011. That’s good, as we know Google said Android 3.0 will be the OS made for tablets, not the current 2.2 Froyo.
The rumor comes directly from the Taiwanese manufacturers, the ones likely to build the HTC tablet, who’s meant to compete with the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy TAB, so definitely there’s a slate tablet, one that we hope will bear the HTC Sense custom user interface, that no only looks good, but now is integrated with HTC Sense online cloud computing services that make backup and restoration of your most important data a breeze.
Also, from hardware point of view, the Tegra 2 chipset, which is likely to be used by HTC, will surely give the tablet fantastic multimedia capabilities. Add to that 2GB RAM, a 32 GB SSD, a HD ready screen and you’ll understand why the rumored price is 800$. Hope HTC will bring the price down to Earth till launch time. All we have to do now is wait till 2011, which surely will solve the unavailability of tablets problem experienced in 2010.