HTC may have already released the successor to last year’s incredibly popular One M7 with the all-new One M8 smartphone, but already, the Taiwanese outfit is busily teasing another new device via its official Twitter feed. Unfortunately, the tidbit offers very few clues other than that we should expect “curves,” and given the beautiful design of its latest flagship handset, we’re expecting the company’s design team to pull off another impressive finish on whatever this upcoming gadget will be.
So, as ever, we’re left to play the rather tedious guessing game, and although we can probably rule out another smartphone at this point in time, it is rumored that HTC will take the reigns in manufacturing the Google Nexus 8 tablet. If this is the case, then like LG with the Nexus 5 smartphone, it will need to build and roll out a slate of its own in advance of the Nexus 8’s touted launch later on this year.
With the most recent reports suggesting that the Nexus 8 will arrive in the fourth quarter of 2014, a summer tablet release from HTC makes a great deal of sense, and considering the revered profile of the One M8, it’s likely to impress once more in the design stakes.
Rather than try a two-pronged assault on the tablet market as it currently has with the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7, it is suspected that Google will instead opt for a one-size-fits-all option with the Nexus 8. This would put the display size in at around 8-9 inches, which could suit fans of both larger and smaller slabs, and in relation to HTC’s teaser banner, suggests that the company is about to launch a tablet of around these measurements.
Of course, we may be well off the mark on this one, and given that Google’s Android Wear announcement also confirmed HTC as a manufacturing partner, we could instead be in line for a smartwatch. Then again, “curved” isn’t necessarily an adjective we’d attach to a wearable, and you feel that if HTC was planning to make an announcement pertaining to a wrist-computer, it may have teased it in quite a different manner.
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