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HTC Working on Tablet Based off Nexus 9

News by Luke Jones on Monday February 09, 2015.

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Nexus 9 alongside Nexus 6
Nexus 9 alongside Nexus 6

HTC rolled out its first full tablet last year, the problem is, the Nexus 9 is more associated with Google and Android than it is the Taiwanese company. That's because HTC produces the table to fly Google's Nexus banner. However, the smartphone maker is going to enter the slate market on its own two feet in 2015 using the Nexus 9 as a blueprint, according to reports.

@upleaks is garnering a reputation for fairly accurate industry predictions and the outlet now says that HTC will be launching its tablet in 2015. It certainly seems a case of now or never for the company as slate sales seem to be on the slide. The rumor suggests that the tablet will be very similar to the Nexus 9 and will almost certainly carry the same exterior design.

Although, it is being reported that the HTC slate will carry different specs to the Nexus 9, whether that means better innards or worse remains to be seen. Better specs is certainly the more likely scenario considering the passage of time between the Nexus 9 release last November and a mid to late 2015 launch for HTC's tablet.

@Upleaks says that HTC will not have the device ready for launch at the Mobile World Conference in March, and a first quarter launch is out of the question. That would leave a summer launch likely, or even an announcement at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany in September.

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