With Samsung already marketing its Galaxy Tab and focusing on its successor and Motorola hard at work on its tablet, HTC is one of the few major manufacturers left without a tablet. However, according to a recent filing in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, HTC recently applied for a patent on the HTC Scribe. Now, before our skeptical readers question why we can’t simply assume this is another smartphone, take a look at the Class Status in the image above. The text reads, “Handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer.” Moreover, the name “Scribe” is pretty obscure for a phone.
According to a rumor by Digitimes, the HTC tablet should feature a Tegra 2 processor, 1280 x 720 resolution, 2GB of internal memory plus a 32GB microSD card, and Android 2.4 (Honeycomb). No word on screen size, which is a critical selling feature of all tablets, but hopefully HTC will introduce the tablet in CES.