At a press event in Johannesburg, South Africa for the HTC Desire, Smart, and Legend, PhoneReport caught up with HTC rep Quinton Leigh and learned some very interesting information regarding their future plans. Leigh confirmed that HTC has plans to enter into the tablet market with an Android-based device, but also added it may not be an actual “tablet.” Also revealed was HTC’s intention to have 1080p video recording capabilities on its handsets by mid-2011, as well as 5.1 surround sound output.
HTC has been pretty solid so far in terms of staying with the rapid advancements in mobile technology, and their upcoming HTC EVO 4G looks to be one of the most powerful smartphones to soon enter the market. There is no doubt that HTC wants to get in on the huge tablet market that was just blown open by the release of the iPad, as that seems to be where many companies are looking for their next big gadget. Hopefully they can do a slightly better job than their UMPC series of Windows XP-based mini PCs.
Put Android on that thing with a nice touchscreen, 1080p video recording, and 5.1 surround sound I think we’re already talking a major improvement. What sort of things would you like to see in an Android tablet by HTC? How about in their upcoming phones?