HTC files patent for the HTC Scribe, an Android tablet in the works?

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HTC Scribe Patent

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.

Read [USPTO] Via [Pocketnow]

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