Rumor: HTC Nexus 8 (A premium tablet for the Nexus line)

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Article located here: http://www.androidauthority.com/htc-nexus-8-9-360006/

Summary of article:
According to the research firm IHS Technology, Google and HTC are teaming up to create an 8.9-inch “high-performance” Nexus device. IHS’ Rhoda Alexander indicates volume production “is expected to start in July or August. The expectation is [that] this will be a lower volume product, carrying a premium price tag to support the specifications.” Alexander says she is unsure of the pricing that Google is targeting, but wouldn’t be surprised if it arrives with a tag higher than $299. Specs like an aluminum body and front facing 'boomsound' speakers?

In other words, the HTC Nexus 8.9 would be a high-end alternative that co-exists with the Nexus 7, and perhaps even the Nexus 10. While the latter two tablets are geared more towards everyday consumers, the Nexus 8.9 would be a premium device that climbs further upmarket...
I'd pay $300 for an HTC built "One" inspired Nexus 8!

 

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I was interested in the potential of a Nexus 8, but now I'm not. Definitely not interested in a 8.9-inch device, and definitely not one that is like the HTC One in design.

I was hoping for a 8-inch tablet that is basically like the Nexus 7 that's out now. Maybe it will still come.