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.

Purported screenshots of the HTC Puccini also seem to indicate Android 3.x Honeycomb (most likely version 3.2). More recent screenshots also indicate the presence of the HTC Sense user interface.

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?