HTC has reportedly canceled plans to offer a large-screen Windows RT tablet model.
Bloomberg cited company sources in reporting that the firm was canceling plans to build a full-sized 12-inch version of its Windows tablet and that it will instead opt to produce a small-screen model to target the mini tablet space.
The report suggests that the move was made over concerns of slow anticipated sales for the device, a concern that has dogged HTC in recent months as the company has struggled with lacklustre financial returns.
Delayed or canceled products have also been an issue for the mobile hardware specialist. Earlier this week HTC revealed that it would be delaying the UK arrival of its First handset with Facebook integration over concerns that the product needed further work before it could reach the public.
While the market remains bright for all form factors in the tablet space, analysts have estimated that over the next five years, tablets with screen sizes of 8in or smaller will grow to eventually comprise as much as 53 percent of all tablet sales, while larger units will see their piece of the market decline. The trend could push many major vendors further away from the full-sized tablet space and back to the small-screen sector.
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