HTC Chief Financial Officer Winston Yung told Chinese reporters yesterday that the 10.1-inch tablet, the HTC Puccini, is slated for launch some time in late September or early October.
Yung mentioned the time frame for the HTC Puccini’s launching during a media conference organized by the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Earlier reports speculated that HTC will be announcing the HTC Puccini, successor to the HTC Flyer, during a press event on September 1.
Yung did not give out further details about the HTC Puccini’s official specs. Current rumors, however, paint a pretty solid set of specs for this highly anticipated Honeycomb tablet from HTC:
- 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1280×800 display resolution
- 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 processor
- 8 MP main camera with dual-LED flash
- secondary camera
- Android 3.2 Honeycomb with HTC Sense UI
- PenScribe technology (for stylus input)
- GSM, WCDMA, and 4G LTE connectivity
Earlier reports have suggested that the HTC tablet will be released on the AT&T network. Certification documents for an HTC tablet device filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also seem to show hardware compatible with AT&T’s network.
Just like the 7-inch HTC Flyer and the HTC EVO View, the HTC Puccini will also presumably allow for stylus-based input through HTC’s PenScribe technology. Photos of the HTC Puccini leaked last month strongly suggested stylus-based input capabilities, as well as an 8-megapixel primary camera with dual-LED flash.
Stylus input on the HTC Puccini is a feature not present in other 10.1-inch Honeycomb tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola XOOM.
Owing to good reputation for making solid and sturdy devices, HTC has attracted a lot of fans worldwide. Are you one of them? And, are you getting an HTC Puccini?