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.