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HTC cancels its full-sized Windows RT tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 May 2013 8:02

HTC cancels its full-sized Windows RT tablet

According to reports, HTC has canceled all plans to develop a 10-inch (or larger) Windows RT tablet.
The company cited weak demand for "full-sized" tablets in a world that it is moving towards the 8-inch form factor made popular by the iPad Mini.

Despite dropping plans for the full tablet, the company is still planning to build a 7-inch tablet using Microsoft's crippled version of its OS. At the same time, HTC will step back into the Android market with a 7-inch tablet running on Jelly Bean and based on the HTC One hardware.

Both tablets will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, although it is unclear which ones.

Windows RT is almost dead already, after just 8 months on the market. The OS does not allow access to legacy Windows applications, meaning everything must be acquired through the Windows Store, which is still tiny compared to Android and iOS.

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