HTC can make some pretty spectacular phones, even having a hit here and there – but they have yet to make any sort of splash in the tablet market. It seems as though HTC is ready to admit it and accept defeat, as the company has just announced that they’ll be pulling out of the tablet market entirely. Jeff Gordon, global online communications manager at HTC, told CNET the following:
HTC is pleased with the results of our first foray into tablets — the HTC Flyer, EVO View 4G, and HTC Jetstream — and like any products in the mobile space that were release some time ago, our tablets have run through their planned lifecycles. We’re continuing to watch the tablet market very, very closely for the right opportunity to re-enter in a way in which we’re not just offering a “me too” tablet, but a product that’s compelling, differentiated, and inspiring to our customers.