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HTC drops out of U.S. tablet market, for now

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Oct 2012 12:44

HTC drops out of U.S. tablet market, for now HTC has confirmed it has discontinued tablet sales in the U.S., at least for now.
The company will focus instead on its smartphone lineup, which includes the new One X+ and the Windows Phone based 8X and 8S.

Says HTC: "Bottom line, HTC is pleased with the results of our first foray into tablets, and like any products in the mobile space that were released some time ago, those products have run through their planned lifecycles. We're continuing to watch the tablet market very closely for the right opportunity to offer a product that's compelling, differentiated, and inspiring to our customers."

HTC released the Flyer and Jetstream tablets, neither of which saw much traction with consumers due to their prices that matched the iPad.

The company may have to take an extended break from the tablet market as it is unclear if they can compete against Google or Amazon at the $199 price point or Apple or Microsoft at the higher-end.

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