HTC files for trademark on tablet
On Dec. 26, HTC filed an application for a trademark on a product called the HTC Scribe, described as a "handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer," with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company has made no official announcement yet regarding a tablet.
Bloomberg News reported based on a statement by Richard Ko, an analyst at KGI Research, that HTC may launch a tablet during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week or during February’s Mobile World Congress.
Apple sold 4.19 million iPads in the last quarter, which ended Sept. 25.
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Photo: HTC Corp. CEO Peter Chou speaks during the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress in Hong Kong in November. Credit: Ym Yik/EPA