Tag - Puccini
AT&T began carrying its first 10-inch tablet outside of the iPad on Wednesday with the formal launch of the HTC Jetstream. Previously known as the Puccini, the 10-inch Android 3.1 tablet is the carrier's first non-modem to support LTE for its 4G, with a fallback to a still-fast HSPA+ 3G if necessary. The slate is much faster than the seven-inch Flyer through a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon fast enough to both record and play 1080p video.
Rogers on Tuesday revealed it will be the first to get the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, along with four other LTE-capable hardware devices. The also include the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot, a new LTE Rocket Stick, an unnamed LTE tablet (likely the HTC Puccini) and an HTC smartphone. At the same time, the company's LTE network will launch in Toronto on September 28, following a release in Ottawa early in July.
HTC's first full-size entry into tablets, the Jetstream or Puccini, has at last been sighted live for the first time. Its 10-inch tablet is now known for certain to have the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and the AT&T-ready LTE to preempt any 4G iPad plans. Android 3 ships mostly stock, although there's some light customization in Engadet's view that includes HTC Hub for content like news and weather as well as Notes, presumably for Scribe pen input.
The nearing September 1 event from HTC will focus on the unveiling of several new Windows Phone Mango devices, BGR heard. A source said the unveils will include the HTC Eternity, with as much as a 4.7-inch display and due at AT&T, as well as the T-Mobile-bound HTC Omega, with a 4.5-inch screen. Cases for either were spotted about a month ago.
HTC on Friday posted an open invitation to the public for a special event on September 1. The London gathering would give fans and the media alike a chance to "see what's next." No clues were given as to what the device roster would be.
The future HTC Puccini tablet will be called the Jetstream when it arrives at AT&T at an undisclosed date, PocketNow learned. The outfit also managed to get two screenshots of the device that confirm it will have a 4G connection that's likely LTE and not the HSPA+ 3G AT&T has been marketing as 4G.
HTC's upcoming Puccini tablet will be released either this September or October, the company's CFO Winston Yung indicated, according to the Chinese daily Liberty Ttimes. The 10-inch device will have an LTE radio built-in to take advantage of high-speed 4G networks, most notably AT&T. It's more than likely to ship with Android 3.1 or 3.2 onboard and be powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor.
HTC appears to have slipped several screenshots that show the company's Sense interface running on Honeycomb. The images, which were posted on Android Central, first appeared in OpenSense documentation on HTC's development site. The screenshots are believed to show the Sense UI that may eventually land on the rumored Puccini tablet.
HTC's Puccini tablet has finally been seen closer to its actual production form with renders escaping on Tuesday. The tablet will look more like HTC's smartphones with a 'wave' running through the back. As seen, BGR's example also includes the capacitive-friendly pen from the Flyer and an upscale leather case that would hold both the Puccini and its input add-on.
The FCC late last week approved HTC's first full-size Android tablet, the Puccini, for use in the US. Apart from showing that the 10-inch Puccini will share some of the design of the seven-inch Flyer, the listings show it working on both 700MHz and 1,700MHz bands for LTE-based 4G. The move would let it work not just on AT&T's network when it goes live in the summer but the new Rogers network, which runs on the 1,700MHz band.