We haven’t even received a hint of solid confirmation that HTC is working on a tablet device, but it’s apparently already been delayed. Reported by DigiTimes, HTC’s tablet plans have been pushed from Q4 of the current year to Q2 2011. The reasoning is due to the fact that Google’s giving Motorola and LG priority in working with them on adapting the next versions of the OS for tablets.
According to Chinese outlet Apple Daily who spoke to a JPMorgan analyst:
Although HTC is also facing issues such as patent lawsuits, bugs in its Windows Phone 7-based smartphones and component shortages, the analyst believes HTC should be able to resolve all the problems gradually, added the paper.
I have no comment about that specific quote, but the tablet news lines up with what we’ve heard before. Motorola’s expected to bring out at least one tablet – if not two of them – sometime very soon, with one supposedly headed our way in time for the jingle bells.