HTC’s Top Secret 4G-LTE Tablet Likely Going to AT&T

HTC Logo 200

on July 20, 2011  

  • Share
  • Share
A new HTC tablet, nicknamed Puccini, has recently passed FCC testing and could be headed to AT&T. FCC testing is required for all electronic devices in the U.S. that transmit a radio signal. HTC asked that all schematics, diagrams and parts lists contained in the testing report be kept confidential until the end of the year. The FCC report did reveal that the new tablet is LTE enabled and will operate on bands 4 and 17, which belong to AT&T.

Back in May, DigiTimes leaked some of the specs of the Puccini. It is rumored to house a 10.1-inch, 1,280-by-800 resolution touch screen and a dual-core 1.5-GHz Qualcomm MSM8660 processor. The tablet is also rumored to contain both a resistive and capacitive touch screen. With both the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola Xoom running Android’s Honeycomb OS, the Puccini will have to offer Honeycomb 3.1 or better to stay competitive.

This news comes after John Donovan, AT&T’s Chief Technology Officer, announced in May that AT&T will be rolling out 4G-LTE in five U.S cities this summer, with an additional ten cities by the end of the year. The word on the street is that AT&T will introduce the new tablet alongside its brand new 4G-LTE network. We are all waiting to see what other 4G-LTE devices AT&T will be offering to its customers.

HTC is currently the subject of a lawsuit filled by Apple almost a year ago for allegedly copying various elements of Apple’s touch products. This past month Apple filled a complaint with the International Trade Commission targeting the HTC Flyer. It is unclear how Apple will react to the new HTC Puccini.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: