The HTC Jetstream, also known previously as the HTC Puccini, has just been released on AT&T as their first LTE tablet. Despite having a great form factor, and HTC’s great name and reputation for producing quality goods behind it, it’s looking like it will be something of a flop, however.
Why, you may ask? The reason is simple: price. It is carrying a price of $699 if purchased with a two year contract, and the price of $849.99 if purchased outright. Still, if money is no object, it’s one of the most powerful Android tablets on the market currently, and is packing a marvellous set of specs. See below for more details.
- 1.5GHz dual-core CPU
- 10.1″ 1280×800 display
- 1GB of RAM
- 8MP rear camera
- HTC Sense UX
- Android 3.1 out of the box
- MHL port for charging via upcoming HDTV’s
- Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
As we stated above, it is arguably the most powerful Android Honeycomb tablets out on the market currently. Another thing to note that while it is AT&T’s first true LTE tablet, unless you live in one of AT&T’s five urban LTE markets, you simple won’t be able to take advantage of what this tablet is truly capable of. It’s also important to remember that the set of specs listed above herald a new generation of performance for Android tablets, and mobile computing in general. Samsung told us, and not too long ago at that, that the time is near for us to yield the power of a desktop computer in the palm of our hand.
There still remains the question of whether HTC will produce a WiFi specific model, like so many of us are waiting for. Perusing the comments of major sites it becomes quite apparent that people think that paying double the price of the Asus Transformer is nothing short of crazy.
While we haven’t received a review unit yet, the kind folks over at MobileTechReviews have, and they have posted it for all of us to see. It’s quite comprehensive, and unbiased, and what’s more is that it’s 31 minutes long. If you’ve got the time, and the curiosity, we highly recommend you check it out below!
What’s the sweet spot for a tablet’s price? Do you like what you see? Guaranteed the price will be going down, folks.