The respected site Pocket-Lint.com has the following to say on the HTC Tablet:
HTC is not interested in releasing a tablet to rival Apple’s iPad. At least, not yet.
Eric Lin, the company’s global PR and online community manager, told Pocket-lint: “We are always looking at it, but, right now, the whole idea is that in order to be successful with a tablet, you need to have something compelling. And not just a compelling form factor”.
They draw the conclusion that ”that means HTC is happy to sit back and see what the rest of the market does first” because Eric Lin said : “And we are not going to do anything until we have found [one compelling feature].” False.
There will be an HTC Tablet. Soon.
Eric Lin is pulling a Steve Jobs, denying a product until it’s released.
If you want to succeed, it’s important to learn from the best. Steve Jobs is the best salesperson in the tech world, and Steve Jobs has shown time and time again that the best way to get people talking about a product is by denying its existence.
By saying the tablet market is not compelling screams that HTC is going to be releasing a product. And guess what – that product will be compelling! Simply by releasing a tablet after saying that they won’t release a non-compelling tablet, HTC will have released a compelling tablet. It’s logic. Fallacious, yes, but logic nonetheless.
“…if we have a compelling feature, a really compelling use…it’ll help us to stand out.”
Here’s my prediction: HTC will happen to find a “compelling feature” a couple of months before Christmas. And we will be able to enjoy a brand-new HTC tablet under our tree.