HTC is a company that rose to international stardom on the back of Android – and there is no way they have forgotten it. Their first tablet, the HTC Flyer, is currently in the process of being released for around $499 in most markets, and it looks like they have another tablet is in the wings.
Reportedly named the HTC Puccini, with a Xoomesque look, it is said to feature the standard fare of Android Honeycomb tablets, with a 1Ghz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, cameras in the front and rear, and a 10.1 1280×800 display. Of course, it will be powered by Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, and is said to compatible with AT&T’s upcoming 4G LTE network.
Also, it’s important that you take note that AT&T won’t be rolling out their 4G gen network until later this year. Still, more 4G goodness for all, with more 4G compatible devices is good for everyone, but it means that we (most likely) wont be seeing this particular tablet until late summer.
For business types and digital content creators alike, the HTC Puccini will support HTC’s Scribe feature with digital pen input. While there is no word on pricing or availability, we can say that we are definitely looking forward to another worthwhile addition to the Android 3.0 Honeycomb family.
The real question is – will you hold out for this one or are you ready to take the plunge soon? Soon the market will have the Motorola Xoom, the Acer Iconia A500, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and others. While some are harder to find than others, we always advocate increase competition and choice as a good thing for us, the consumers.
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The tablet community is so crowded right now. As a consumer, how should I know what to buy? A lot of options but limited information of what’s best. HTC should not expect anything when their Puccini hits the market. Can you still remember the highly anticipated Xoom? Still, they will benefit from the shortage of iPad 2. Just try to come up with a reasonable price and good marketing plan HTC!
I do like Android 3.0 ( I did own a Motorola xoom ) but the main disadvantage off the software was the fact that their were no decent word processing applications / programs ( Google Doc’s was god awful) and this tablet was primarily to help me at collage.
having no use for the motorola xoom i had to sell it for the iPAD ( i am no apple fan boy , the only reason i sold it is because off the ‘Pages’ application which benefited me quiet well , along with the keyboard dock which docent need any batteries to run.
If you are looking for a tablet for collage or school or work please note that currently their are no decent word processing applications so their forth the tablet will fail its brief for aiding you , if you want a tablet to mess around with then fair enough , but i wasn’t prepared to spend £479.oo on a toy.