December 10, 2010 | by Michael Heller
T-Mobile wants us all to know that they will have HSPA+ tablets in 2011. I’m not sure who among us didn’t expect this, though. T-Mobile didn’t specifically say “Android” tablet, but when it comes to T-Mobile, I’d be surprised if they didn’t offer an HSPA+ Android tablet. The official press release said:
“T-Mobile is working closely with the majority of our OEM partners to deliver 4G products by integrating HSPA+ into roadmaps in 2011 as the dominant global standard. Consumers will continue to see HSPA+ fuel future innovation in a variety of mobile consumer electronics from smartphones and tablets to emerging devices. T-Mobile will continue to be at the forefront of wireless innovation, delivering an aggressive 4G product lineup in 2011, including 4G tablets.”
Sure, there could be an HSPA+ Blackberry Playbook, or maybe a Windows tablet, but it’s safe to say that with T-Mobile there will be more than a couple Android devices represented. Plus, there are always those rumors that have Google and HTC working together on an Android tablet. If that’s true, the most likely landing point for a Google branded device is always T-Mobile.