While it was uncovered a few days ago by HTC CEO Peter Chou, Pocketnow.com has a nice new picture (above) of the “in-development” tablet “Quattro” from HTC. The Quattro, aside from sharing a cool moniker with an Audi car, also looks to be packing a 10.1″ display with 1280 x 768 resolution, the same resolution as the iPad 2. The best part is that this new tablet will be featuring NVIDIA’s new Tegra 3 System on a Chip (SoC) quad-core processor, hence the name Quattro (means four in Italian).
The rest of the specs are pretty much in line with just about every other tablet out there (at least Android wise) with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (at a starting point), two cameras (a rear 2-megapixel and 1.3 front), bluetooth and a microSD card slot for expansion. With it being an HTC tablet, you can expect it have all of the elements of HTC’s partnerships, like BEATS Audio and possibly even some DropBox integration. All of this in a sleek sub 9mm thick shell, not to shabby.
HTC’s is also looking to beef up their HTC Watch with HD movies on the Quattro as well, Pocketnow.com also adds that it may utilize HTC’s scribe technology like the Flyer/View 4G.
As long as HTC can put out a wifi-only version and keep the price tag at or below $499, they may have some success. They need to steer clear of the pricing model of the HTC JetStream on AT&T. If HTC hopes to compete with the ASUS’ Transformer Prime, which has near identical specs and will be out months ahead of the Quattro, pricing is going to be the key to success.