Will HTC Call New Tablet ‘Scribe’?

HTC has filed for the trademark ‘HTC Scribe’ suggesting that this could be the name of the manufacturer’s upcoming Android tablet. The beady eyed folk at Pocketnow spotted the application and also found that the Taiwan firm has listed the good seeking protection as a “handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer.”

A tablet from HTC has long been rumoured to be in the pipeline but it now seems like they’ve got the ball rolling, albeit it pushed along by speculation rather than anything more solid. It’s thought the Scribe will be joining the Honeycomb tablet line up alongside Motorola’s Everest, also said to be called XOOM and the potential LG Optimus Pad as well.

We’re yet to hear from the manufacturers themselves about their offerings, although the Everest is almost a dead-cert for launching at CES this week following Motorola’s teaser video, the HTC Scribe looks set to turn the heat up on the competition if there’s any truth in the current rumoured spec list of

  • a Tegra 2 processor
  • 1280 x 720 resolution 7 inch display
  • 2GB of internal memory and a 32GB microSD card slot.

It may not sound like anything particularly out of the ordinary for tablets right now, but if HTC’s smartphone collection is anything to go by we’re expecting good stuff from the new arrival. Mobile World Congress is apparently where all will be revealed – we’ll be watching closely.

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