AT&T officially announces HTC Jetstream tablet

AT&T officially announces HTC Jetstream tablet
AT&T officially announces HTC Jetstream tablet
The successor to the HTC Flyer is coming September 4th for a pricy $700 w/ a two-year contract

The long-rumored HTC Puccini has finally been revealed through a press release by its exclusive AT&T carrier. The tablet was first hinted at early May and reached the FCC late July.

As expected, the 10.1-inch Jetstream will ship with Android 3.1, WXGA resolution screen, a third-generation dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz CPU, a 32GB SSD, microSD slot, and front and rear cameras with dual LED flash. The HTC Scribe stylus will also be thrown in with every purchase, something that many HTC Flyer users had to get separately.

In terms of connectivity, the Jetstream will be the first tablet to offer 4G LTE/HSPA+ through AT&T. Buyers who are not interested in a two-year commitment with the network can opt for monthly data plans of $15 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB.

Now, the biggest hurdle for the HTC tablet will be its launch price. Expect to pay a steep $700 with a new two-year contract for the Jetstream. At such a high price, it will be interesting to find out exactly how many units AT&T will be able to push out to customers. Analyst Jack Gold of J. Gold Associates sees the price point as simply too much and notes that a WiFi-only model along with a lower price point could increase adoption rate of the Jetstream.

The HTC Jetstream will be available through AT&T in the U.S. beginning this September 4th.

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Author: Allen Ngo, 2011-08-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)