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Report: HTC Building Pricey Nvidia Tegra 2 Tablet

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Pegatron has supposedly landed a contract to produce an Android tablet for smartphone-maker HTC.

If you've been hoping for a HTC tablet, despite the fact that the company says it's not building one, then you might be in luck. Word on the street is Pegatron has just received an Android tablet order from the smartphone manufacturer. The best part? The device will reportedly pack Nvidia's Tegra 2 chipset.

Digtimes cites sources from component makers that say the device will pack Android, Tegra 2, a multi-touch 1280×720 display, 32GB of solid state storage, 2GB of memory and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. No definitive price has been mentioned but Digtimes cites "market watchers" in estimating somewhere around NT$25,000 (US$789.75). The site's source didn't mention any details at all when it came to a release date.

We'll keep you posted on this one, so stay tuned!

Source: Digitimes

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    goodguy713 , September 20, 2010 10:24 PM
    hmm pretty interesting..
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    nevertell , September 20, 2010 10:25 PM
    Sounds more powerful than my last pc. And that is A LOT.

    Maybe even more than is necessary in a tablet.
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    popatim , September 20, 2010 11:03 PM
    Just more Tegra vapor-ware. Move along, theres nothing real here.
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    miloo , September 20, 2010 11:18 PM
    if 790 bucks still better then Ipad 729 + tax ( 32GB + 3G )
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2010 1:52 AM
    so... the iPad didn't cut the mustard so now our army is using a tablet supplied by (for all intent and purpose) the Chinese.....
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    dEAne , September 21, 2010 1:53 AM
    yeah I will wait.
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    eddieroolz , September 21, 2010 2:23 AM
    This has got to be expensive. Let's see how low they can keep the costs.
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    liquidsnake718 , September 21, 2010 2:59 AM
    it came out too fast right after the tegra 1 used in the MS Zune HD. which came out just around 6 months ago
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    back_by_demand , September 21, 2010 9:13 AM
    Maybe expensive, but I just figured if I get a tablet with some kind of data, be it built-in or from a MiFi, my next mobile may as well just be a dumb-phone for voice and text only.

    I'm sure that's the reason the cell networks have got into bed with the tablet people, because they knew this right from the start.
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    ares1214 , September 21, 2010 11:07 AM
    Finally the specs ive been waiting for on a tablet. Minus the unproven Tegra 2, but all in good time...and then the price.......Gimme that Dell flippy thing instead :p 
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    plasmastorm , September 21, 2010 12:25 PM
    If digi times says it's so then it must be true haha. Also isn't pegatron one of those companies that usually makes crappy knock-ff devices?
    Smells like......
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    mustwarnothers , September 21, 2010 1:19 PM
    Boxee dropped the Tegra 2 out of its hardware spec sheet since it couldn't even reliably do 1080P. Sounds like tech that's already old news.

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    razor512 , September 21, 2010 3:23 PM
    mustwarnothersBoxee dropped the Tegra 2 out of its hardware spec sheet since it couldn't even reliably do 1080P. Sounds like tech that's already old news.

    The chip can handle 1080P perfectly fine but sadly it does not support all of the formats that you would want to run at 1080p so you are left with some 1080P running smoothly and others running like crap.
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    mavroxur , September 21, 2010 4:14 PM
    You sure hear a lot about this mysterious Tegra....but nobody ever sees it anywhere.... :-P
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    Anonymous , September 21, 2010 4:54 PM
    Tegra 2! YES!
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    theoutbound , September 21, 2010 5:33 PM
    Hopefully this will see a release and give some competition to the iPad. A 720p screen and some interesting hardware might at lease shake up the market a bit.
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    oneblackened , September 22, 2010 12:28 AM
    plasmastormIf digi times says it's so then it must be true haha. Also isn't pegatron one of those companies that usually makes crappy knock-ff devices?Smells like......

    No, Pegatron is Asustek's OEM brand. Asus got their name from Peg(atron)asus(Tek)