Hi all,

FYI. See link.

Take care,

Jay

HTC working on a Windows 8 tablet, likely to use Qualcomm hardware
BY: STEFAN CONSTANTINESCU, INTOMOBILE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011 AT 6:44 AM

HTC working on a Windows 8 tablet, likely to use Qualcomm hardware

Yesterday we brought you news of a rumor that said HTC is currently in the process of working on an Intel based Android device that they’ll bring out in early 2012. That news item was automatically sent to Twitter, it caught the attention of Eldar Murtazin, the famous Editor of Mobile-Review, and he’s now revealed some additional information via several @ replies that you can see in the image below. Here’s the summary: Qualcomm is an investor in HTC, which explains why we’ve never seen an HTC device run anything other than Qualcomm silicon. Qualcomm will supply HTC with a custom made processor that they’ll likely not see to additional partners. Said processor will enable HTC to build a Windows 8 tablet. Now of course HTC isn’t going to confirm this, and Eldar isn’t always right, but you need to understand why this is pretty crazy stuff. Intel and Microsoft have had the tightest relationship the consumer electronics industry has ever seen, and now it’s dead. Intel is working with Google, ARM is working with Microsoft.