According to Economic Daily (via Engadget), this unnamed slate will start shipping at the end of the first quarter, thus March. It will also be running on Gingerbread with the HTC Sense UI onboard too.
The timing seems good in terms of getting out there before it's too late. A tablet war is coming with Motorola Xoom going to launch first (in all likelihood), followed by Dell's Windows 7 tablet some time this year, and a second-generation iPad that you just know is going to stir everything up.
How interested are you in buying an Android 2.3-based tablet from HTC?
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