Just last week, HTC CEO Peter Chou indicated that the company was working to bring a third tablet to market in the new year. Fast-forward a few days, and now we know its name, hardware specifications, and even what it looks like (spoiler alert: it's a big, flat rectangle).
Bearing the code-name HTC Quattro, details indicate an evolved Android tablet experience with hardware that includes a 10.1-inch display, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. Like other recently leaked HTC handsets, the Quattro should also feature Bluetooth 4.0, Beat Audio, and, we assume, HTC Sense running on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
One particularly interesting detail is that the rear camera is only listed at 2 megapixels, whereas the front offers a 720p-capable 1.3-megapixel camera. As is the case with HTC's other tablets (Flyer, Jetstream), the Quattro will provide support for the Scribe digital stylus.
According to Pocketnow, the quad-core tablet will debut in early 2012 and should come in Wi-Fi and 3G versions. With the new year fast approaching, things look good for an announcement at CES or Mobile World Congress.