It’s been confirmed: the HTC Puccini Android tablet will soon be shipping to AT&T’s 4G wireless network with LTE support. AT&T is working on launching networks nationwide to compete with Verizon’s steadily growing LTE network. HTC’s Honeycomb slate will be directly competing with Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE.
The ten-inch screen on the Jetstream outshines its HTC predecessors by being built with a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor rather than the single-core processor previously used in the HTC Flyer. It comes with 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an 8-megapixel rear camera and dual LED flash along with a front camera to allow for video chatting. The tablet also supports HTC’s Scribe and Magic Pen features which allow for note-taking and annotating.
Launch date and pricing are still unknown but the device will be launched as the HTC Jetstream 4G probably sometime in September or October. It is HTC’s second Android tablet slate and Android’s first Honeycomb tablet. All in all, this is good news for HTC, Android, and especially AT&T. The market for tablets is seeing more competition with almost every launch and AT&T is finally getting a piece of the action. AT&T customers will be pleased with the growing myriad of 4G LTE devices available and the carrier will be able to show off its new network.