The HTC tablet which had the code name Puccini has been speculated about for a while now, but this can now end. It has been announced today that the HTC Jetstream (Puccini) is coming next week on AT&T. The 10.1-inch tablet PC will be the first from the company to run Android 3.1 Honeycomb.
According to an article TechCrunch it will also be running a specially tweaked Sense UI for the larger display of the tablet PC. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear with a dual LED flash. On the front there is a 1.3-megapixel shooter that can be found at the top of the WXGA display.
A previous rumor that the device will be having LTE support have now been confirmed, and makes the Jetstream AT&Ts only non-modem LTE device. The tablet PC is not the thinnest device available at 0.51 inches thick, and also ways slightly over 1.5 pounds. The power of the device should more than make up for it though.
HTC have decided to include the Scribe support that was first seen on its Flyer tablet, which will please users who like to use a pen type device to doodle with. The device will come with some preloaded apps that include the AT&T Family Map, AT&T Navigator. There is also HTCs Friendstream and Watch applications.
The HTC Jetstream is being released next week on September 4th, and will cost consumers $699 with a two year contract. AT&T data plans come in at $15 for 200 MB, $25 for 2GB, and the carrier have announced a new $35 3GB plan.
HTCs new tablet offering comes at a big cost so it remains to be seen what the demand for the device will be like. The recent issues surrounding the HP TouchPad that saw hardly any sales at the launch price, and only began moving units once the price was slashed.
Do you think the price for the HTC Jetstream is too high?