Formerly known as the HTC Puccini, the latest tablet coming out of HTC’s goody bag will be called the HTC Jetstream when it arrives on AT&T this September 4. The mobile carrier recently announced the availability of the tablet as its first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet and the first to feature Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
The earlier release date for the tablet comes as a surprise, since an HTC official confirmed in mid-August that the HTC Puccini will be launched in late September or early October.
The HTC Jetstream will be exlusively available starting September 4 at AT&T’s company-owned retail stores and online shop. The tablet costs US$700 with a new two-year subscription with AT&T.
The HTC Jetstream carries a 10.1-inch WXGA HD touchscreen. On top of Android 3.1 Honeycomb is the HTC Sense UX interface for tablets. A 1.5-GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon acts as its brain. For photo and video capture, the HTC Jetstream provides an 8-megapixel primary camera (with dual-LED flash) and a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera. Enough power comes from a 7300-mAh battery pack and extra 32 gigabytes of storage can be added through the microSD slot.
Just like the HTC Flyer, its smaller brother, the HTC Jetstream supports from the HTC Scribe, a digital pen that can be used for stylus-based input. Usually sold separately, the HTC Scribe will be provided free to new buyers of the HTC Jetstream, but the promo will run only for a limited time.
Live photos of the HTC Puccini (HTC Jetstream) were leaked last week. In early August, screenshot previews of the HTC Puccini’s user interface were also leaked.
By the looks of it, the HTC Jetstream appears to be a very sweet and powerful tablet. Plus, with HTC’s reputation for good build quality, this tablet looks like something worth having. What Android tablet are you considering, if not the HTC Jetstream?
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