Unlike fellow tech maker LG which has backed out of the tablet market, Taiwanese neighbour HTC looks to plunge right in with a second Android slate arriving in the near future. To further support speculation that fired up last week following a quote from a spokesperson – which stated a successor to the HTC Flyer will “definitely arrive” – today there’s visual confirmation in some benchmark information revealing the existence of the HTC ‘Vertex’.
‘VertexF_PRM’ as it appears in NenaMark2’s graphic states HTC as the device’s manufacturer and the information claims that it will boast an impressive 1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU – the same beast driving gadget’s like the ASUS Transformer Eepad. As well as a high definition display at 1280×752 pixel resolution the details tell us that the Vertex (as it’s known a present) will also carry the current Android standard, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – but this of course could change with the arrival of the update to 4.1 Jelly Bean arriving very soon and making its debut preloaded onto the upcoming Google Nexus 7.
Where the HTC Flyer measured up at 7” and was never quite the tip-top of tablets could the Vertex size up and enter the market as a legit contender against the likes of Apple’s iPad or Microsoft Surface when it comes along packing new Windows 8? We know HTC’s next tablet exists and we know a little of what’s on offer and the Gadget Helpline will continue to follow this story.