HTC To Unveil Tablet At MWC 2011?

HTC is the last of the big mobile phone manufacturers (other than Nokia) not to have announced any plans to build and launch an iPad rival.

However, Chinese-language news outlet Economic Daily reports that HTC may release a 7-inch Android tablet in March with the likely official release date scheduled for next week during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The tablet will probably feature the new HTC Sense user interface overlaid on Google's Android 2.3 (AKA Gingerbread) although Honeycomb shouldn't be discounted.

Other tablets that have reportedly readied by HTC include the Flyer and the Scribe, which could be the two tablets refered to by Economic Daily in the same report as sporting Honeycomb.

However, the fact that we haven't even got a glimpse of either leave us slightly dubious given how frequently past HTC products and prototypes have leaked.

Amongst the other rival tablets expected to come within months are the Motorola Xoom, the RIM Playbook, the Apple iPad 2, The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the LG Optimus Pad and a number of Android tablets from Huawei, Viewsonic and Archos.