Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC is reportedly in the early stages of developing a tablet that will run Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system. According to industry insider Eldar Murtazin, HTC is working on a Windows 8 slate that will be powered by a Qualcomm-built ARM chipset. The Mobile-review.com Editor in chief says the tablet may even employ a “special version” of an upcoming Qualcomm CPU. Details are scare as the revelation comes by way of a brief conversation on Twitter, but Murtazin has been known to out companies’ plans long before they are made public. As much as Microsoft has piqued our interest with Windows 8 so far, we’re hoping more details surrounding HTC’s plans emerge soon.

[Via Tabletowo]

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.