NPD DisplaySearch seems convinced that HTC is planning to get back into the tablet game with a Windows tablet.
HTC already gave tablets a go a couple of years back. However, its Android based 7-inch Flyer tablet crashed and it was killed off, without a successor. It also tried its luck with a 10-incher in some markets, but to no avail. This time around HTC might be gunning for a different market altogether.
NPD reckons HTC is likely to unveil a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1080p screen, manufactured by LG.
The new Windows tablet should be assembled by Pegatron and some observers believe it is already in mass production, the China Post reports.
However, details are sketchy and it is still unclear what sort of Windows flavour HTC went for.
Although the resolution seems to point to a Windows 8 device, HTC did not dabble in desktop operating systems in the past, so it might be looking at Windows RT.