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Samsung may have its Android tablet out and about in Europe, but it looks like the other large Android manufacturers - Motorola and HTC - are just getting themselves into gear.  Last month, DigiTimes reported some dubious rumours that Pegatron (a division of ASUS) had won the contract to manufacture HTC's tablet device with the following description:

HTC reportedly will launch a tablet PC using Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform and Google's Android operating system. The device will feature a multi-touch panel with a resolution of 1280×720, a 32GB solid state drive (SSD), 2GB of memory and several functions such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. With support from Nvidia's platform, the device's multimedia performance is expected to be stronger than that of iPad. The device will also feature software support such as Chrome Web apps and Android Market from Google.

DigiTimes is now casting doubt on the originally scheduled Q4 '10 / Q1 '11 time period, saying that Motorola is set to receive preference from Google for Android 3.0, stifling HTC's own development somewhat. Interestingly, DigiTimes also states that LG is to be the preferred partner for Android 3.5 (Honeycomb), which casts their own tablet's delay in an intriguing light.

With this prevarication from the big players, it doesn't look like the Galaxy Tab's prices are going to be driven down by competition any time soon.

Source: DigiTimes via NetbookNews

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
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