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HTC to Break Back Into the Tablet Game With This Abomination?

HTC One Tablet

Almost exactly one year ago, HTC announced its withdrawal from the American tablet market, stating that it was a “learning experience” for the manufacturer. With sales apparently somewhat dismal, there was just no money to be made when competing with Apple and Samsung. In a new plot twist, if this newly-leaked picture is to be believed, then could HTC be rethinking its stance? 

Leaked from overseas in Asia, where consumer electronics can tend to get a little sketchy, an image of a tablet-sized device with HTC One characteristics has hit the web. You can see HTC’s popular BoomSound front-facing speakers, a front-facing camera and a well-sized display showing itself off. It is what we don’t see that has us a bit worried, though. We do not see HTC’s logo in its trademarked place on the front under the display, plus we see some massive bezels alongside of the screen. Even the One doesn’t sport bezels of that size.

So, could this just be some cheap knockoff? Could HTC actually intend to market this device? We know they are currently working on a phablet-like phone named the One Max, but this would be almost too ridiculous to imagine.

Let’s hear your thoughts down below.

Via: SimOnlyRadar

  • Tyler Casilio

    Wait, there’s no buttons. Could this mean they are doing on-screen buttons??

  • Tyler Casilio

    I feel like because the HTC One was a success, they keep using that same exact design lol Here’s To Change is the slogan but nothing is really changing, it’s basically the HTC One small, middle, big, and bigger

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    Personally, that doesn’t seem like that much bezel. I like that my first generation Nexus 7 has some bezel. It gives me something to hold onto.

  • NexusMan

    “With this abomination,” LOL. Tim you made me laugh…But you’re right, if this is real, it’s a bad idea….they finally got a hit so now every product they do is going to look exactly like it?

  • Jonathan Williams

    The HTC BIG One?

  • Cael

    Go home HTC, you’re drunk!

  • Knlegend1

    HTC needs to stop lol

  • Kyle Miller

    It has potential. Skinny it up. Remove all bezel. Extend the BoomSound speakers. Leave it with all touchscreen navigation buttons and no crazy HTC One capacitive ones and it could be a winner.

  • imns

    Hold it in landscape mode and kiss the benefit of boomsound goodbye.

    • Knlegend1

      Yeah as weird as it would look it should be top/bottom in landscape.

  • Cliffon

    Hahahaha..wtf is that thing?

  • Jonathan Paul

    I dont want that

  • fauxshizzl
  • kwubba

    Is this really any different than what Apple or Samsung has done? Look at their tabs..they look just like their phones.

    Even other Industries are doing it…Look @ BMW (3, 5, 7) & Audi (A4, A6, A8) all their cars are the same overall look and design..they just get bigger and bigger with the $$$

  • mustbepbs

    I think I just threw up a little.

  • DanSan

    stop HTC.. please stop. just give up

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    if it aint broke?

  • Ghassan Shubbar

    Lol…..

  • NexusPhan69

    Horrible Tablet Creator.

    • Jeff C

      This needs more upvotes!

      • NexusPhan69

        I agree but I think.that about most all of my posts.

    • EnX$$

      clone and fake no HTC logo no buttons..

      • NexusPhan69

        I was pretty positive it was fake but couldn’t pass on the HTC means anything fun.

  • aQuickBit
    • bigachx

      The star Trek clips made me smile. This made me bust out laughing!:-D

      • BetterWithRoot

        This reminds me of a BobbleHead doll. I am mesmerized.

  • http://igg.me/at/pushpullcardio/x/3911135 PPC

    It looks kind of ridiculous but maybe it could work…..you know what nah it can’t lol. They need to move the speakers to the top and bottom instead of the front. Those huge grills look disgusting. Good to see that the logo and hardware keys didn’t make it into the design. That would have been hilarious if it did.

  • http://www.dotekomanie.cz/ Přemysl Vaculík
  • Nick Norman

    Screwed the pooch on this one!

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Yes the HTC One is amazing, but you can’t use the exact same style in all sizes.

    • Eric R.

      Samsung does it, but they’re not guilty

  • Justin Rogers

    looks like someone took an S4 image and chopped the top off, then added the top and bottom edges back on and threw in a good lens flair for fun lol

  • joejoe5709

    I immediately thought cheap knockoff so that’s what I’ll go with. Either that or this was a test mule for an actual tablet. If this is a final design, it’s wonky looking at best.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    I mean if they intend to market it as something that depicts America. Aka Obesity.

  • rich

    That IS the Ramos!

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    hahahahahaha I just puked a little in my mouth. And people say Samsung is bad. Pathetic

  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

    I have done a forensic analysis of this image, and I can confirm with 100% certainty that the photographer is Asian.

    • Mort

      Whoa… how can you tell?! /s

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        It’s all really scientific, but it really comes down to the hair…

    • chris420o

      Honestly you almost got me in trouble at work because i just burst out laughing…easily best comment ever

  • Guest

    Abomination? lol. I agree but it looks identical to the HTC One that gets drooled on so often here.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Lol. I’m still drooling on mine but… how would you hold that thing in landscape… Muffled speakers GALORE

      • PhoenixPath

        The speakers on any tablet with the speakers front-facing are in the same spot, aren’t they? I know on my n10, they’re on the sides you’d “hold” in landscape…of course, they’re so tiny and close tot he edge you’d miss ‘em if you didn’t know to look for them.

        Where else would you put them?

        *shrug*

        Dunno, but I actually wouldn’t mind to see HTC try something like this. It would definitely feel sturdy as hell. :p

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        What? Front facing speakers are always better and less muffled sounding than being on the rear.

  • MK17

    One of the few times I’ve seen a picture on Droid Life and almost busted out laughing.

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    htc is gonna ride that one design till the wheels fall off

    • Cael

      It’s pulling a Samsung!

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Looks like a 4:3 screen, so I’m guessing….no.

  • Jeff C

    Dat bezel…

    Are my eyes deceiving me, or is that a 4:3 aspect ratio?

  • Tony Byatt

    Headline is priceless…

  • hfoster52

    HTC One Max XL

  • etobare
    • PolarBear

      Yeah looks like that, but I hope that’s a knockoff of what really is coming from HTC.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Yep! Had no idea this even existed. I take it back, HTC! Don’t hate me! :)

    • D.B.Evans

      Intentional hoaxing by someone, or honest mistake? It’s convenient how in the photo above, the upper right corner is obscured by reflection or lens flare … exactly where the “Ramos” logo is located.

  • lmathews

    So HTC is going to start selling a Ramos tablet? Because Ramos is showing off something that looks exactly like this. http://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/bizarre-ramos-k-series-demo-model/

  • jh123416

    Some bezel.

  • trophynuts

    fugly

  • Ron_Swanson

    It’s the HTC One Fatty! Ha.

  • Warwick

  • TeeJay1100

    This will be the death of them, or the stray that broke HTC’s back!!!

  • Duckie1217

    That is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.

  • New_Guy

    This just cannot be…

  • jwildman16

    The lack of logo would certainly be surprising, but I don’t think the bezel says too much. Could just be there as a place to put your thumb and avoid an accidental screen touch.

  • Ralph Luciano Padro Jr.

    I thought HTC was going to bankrupt this year.

  • samosa king

    HTC. WTF are you doing? That looks terrible!!! D:

  • jaybar
    • Zach B.

      ..

      • Mort

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        • kali bred

          Literally laughed progressively more and more with each photo, well played gentlemen….well played *golf clap* have an up vote

          • tomn1ce

            Indeed….lmao for a good minute

    • Jack

      fake Clone don’t get mad :)

      • Daistaar

        Also, the lens flare in the original image is artificial and obscuring the Ramos logo.

  • Joe

    They are going to town with that design!

    • hfoster52

      1st step Reuse design
      2nd step ?

      3rd step Profit