More rumors pop up of HTC's Windows RT tablets

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In December, rumors about two upcoming tablets from HTC that would run Windows RT started showing up on the Internet. Today, another article, citing unnamed sources, claims to have more information about the hardware inside those unannounced tablets. claims that the tablets have the codenamed R7 and R12. The R7 tablet, according to the article, will have a 7-inch full HD screen with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It's also supposed to have 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, along with a 13 megapixel rear camera and a microSD slot for extra storage.

The article claims the hardware specs for the R12 will be largely the same as the R7 but inside a big 12-inch tablet with support for display resolutions of up to 2048×1536. The article claims that both tablets will launch October 13. Pricing for the tablets was not mentioned.

In a recent interview, a Qualcomm executive confirmed that the processor company is working with new OEMs on having their chips inside upcoming Windows RT tablets, but declined to state specific company names. He added that Qualcomm is still "very optimistic with the future of Win RT."

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Ideas Man said,
16 GB? That's not much at all, and is effectively useless. Surely that's not right.

Windows can use SD cards a lot better than Android can.

Yeah, I don't know that 16GB is enough. I forget how much I had when I first got my Surface RT, but now with about a dozen store apps (mostly games) plus a few desktop apps, I'm using 15.5GB. With only 16GB you'd have to really pay attention to what you leave installed and uninstall anything you're not currently using or playing. Does eMMC drive space really cost that much? I know tablet makers usually charge a pretty penny to upgrade to the next capacity (eg 16 to 32).