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.