The idea that HTC is working on a new Android tablet is still pretty much alive, despite the fact that the rumored device hasn’t been under the spotlight too often during these past several weeks. Nevertheless, today we have the opportunity of bringing the HTC Volantis / Flounder back into the headlines, as recent events in South Korea seem to have brought the tablet’s launch closer to us.
After a few weeks of silence, the mysterious HTC Volantis caught our attention once again, as the tablet in question seems to have been recently certified in South Korea. As usual, you’ll find the rest of the story right after the break so keep on scrolling.
HTC’s Nexus Tablet (Volantis / Flounder) Gets Certified in South Korea
Just when we thought that the HTC Volantis might not see the light of day anytime soon, we came across new information revealing that the tablet at hand got certified by South Korea’s equivalent of the FCC – namely the RRA, or the Radio Research Agency.
As seen in the screenshot above, the mysterious device has been filed by the HTC Corporation, but what gives away the idea that this gadget might be the Flounder / Volantis is the model number. As some of you might be able to recall, back in June, @evleaks shared a leaked image depicting what seemed to be the back panel of a device, inscribed with the words “Flounder” and “0P8210000″ – the same model number that now made a new guest appearance at the RRA.
No other details have been revealed by the documentation, but the tablet’s presence at the RRA does bring it closer to its launch, or at least reconfirms its existence. When or under what shape and moniker the Volantis will see the light of day is anyone’s guess, but up until now the gadget has been associated with numerous name tags, including the “Nexus 8″, the “Nexus 9″ and evidently, the “Volantis” and “Flounder”. Could this recent appearance indicate that Google and HTC are getting ready to unveil a next-gen Nexus tablet? One can only hope.