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First HTC Tablet To Be Called Scribe?

HTC has filed a trademark application for the "HTC Scribe" to describe "handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer".

The company has also filed a separate trademark for the word "Scribe" to be used for the same description and according to Pocketnow, the Scribe may come with a capacitive stylus.

Digitimes reported back in September that HTC was planning for a tablet which would be launched in Q1 2011.

The device is expected to run on Google Android OS 2.4 (Honeycomb) and may have an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 2GB memory, 32GB onboard memory plus a 10-inch HD ready (1280x720 pixels resolution) according to various sources.

Interestingly, this would be the first HD ready tablet on the market and Scribe is also the name of a Google Labs service which suggests words as you type.

It would be tantalising should HTC decide to ship a Windows-based version of the Scribe; assuming that Steve Ballmer launches a Windows 7 version for ARM at CES 2011.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.