While this week has seen the iPod touch finally get some decent competition on the horizon from both Samsung and Cowon, the iPad may also be about to get a serious competitor.HTC already puts up a good fight against the iPhone in the smartphone market, but a recent trademark filing suggests the company may finally be about to compete with the iPad too.The new trademark is for the “HTC Scribe” which is described as follows:Handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer Other than the name, and the fact it is classed as a tablet, we know nothing about this device. HTC may be close to actually unveiling it, in which case we should expect an announcement and hands-on time next week at CES. Otherwise we may be waiting until later in the year for any further news.Read more at BloombergMatthew’s OpinionI’m positive a lot of consumers out there are holding out for a HTC tablet running the latest version of Android. HTC’s smartphones have won a lot of fans, and the thought of a tablet of the same quality is going to get a lot of people excited.Apple does watch the competition and knows companies like HTC will eventually introduce an serious iPad competitor. This may be why the iPad 2 is rumored to be coming early in 2011. There’s no better way to fend off competitors than offering a better version of the tablet you are already selling millions of.A CES unveiling of a 10″ HTC tablet would be fantastic and really shake things up in a market that really only has one player at the moment.