AT&T officially announces HTC Jetstream tablet
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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First Tablet To Feature Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb)
DALLAS, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Customers can purchase HTC Jetstream, AT&T's* first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet, online and in company-owned retail stores starting September 4.
- HTC Jetstream is HTC's first tablet running on the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system which was specifically built for tablets.
- Tablet features a 10.1" HD display, Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor and front and rear facing cameras.
- For the first time, AT&T customers can receive discounted tablet pricing after committing to a two-year agreement for a new $35, 3GB monthly data plan.
- For a limited time, HTC Scribe ™ - an optional digital pen accessory- will be available at no additional cost.
Exclusive to AT&T customers, HTC Jetstream is the company's first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet. It runs the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system and represents the first iteration of the HTC Sense™ user experience on Honeycomb. HTC Jetstream boasts a large 10.1" WXGA high-resolution display for an immersive entertainment experience, third-generation Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor for fast multi-tasking and instant screen refresh. A rich web browsing experience supports Adobe® Flash® Player and an enhanced HD video experience with 1080p playback and capture.
The tablet is also compatible with HTC Scribe™ - an optional digital pen accessory, which is sold separately, - for content creation as well as Evernote integration for storing your documents in the cloud. Additionally, HTC Jetstream is preloaded with services optimized for the tablet such as AT&T Family Map, AT&T Navigator ®, HTC Watch™, HTC Hub, Friendstream™, Android Market, and much more.
Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
HTC Jetstream is AT&T's first tablet to showcase the Android™ 3.1 OS. The brand new operating system was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screens. It improves on Android favorites with new interactive and resizeable widgets plus improved multi-tasking, browsing, notifications, and customization. The new version of the platform also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D-like interaction, access to over three million Google eBooks, incognito mode for browsing internet with no history tracking and Google Talk with video chat over Wi-Fi.
"This tablet is a beautiful 10.1-inch, LTE powered masterpiece," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "When you combine powerful options like HTC Jetstream with our upcoming LTE technology and nationwide HSPA+ network, it flies."
"HTC Jetstream combines the acclaimed HTC Sense experience with Android Honeycomb to provide an innovative and engaging experience on a 10.1 inch tablet," said Martin Fichter, acting president, HTC Americas Region. "Paired with AT&T's upcoming 4G LTE speed and mobility, HTC Jetstream delivers connectivity for social and entertainment needs alongside productivity and creativity tools in a portable package."
Price and Availability
On September 4, the tablet will be available exclusively to AT&T customers online and in company-owned retail stores for $699.99 with a new two-year contract.
AT&T postpaid tablet customers now have a new $35, 3 GB monthly data plan option with a two-year contract. Customers who do not choose a long-term commitment may still select one of two existing monthly billing options:
- Postpaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $10 per 1 GB of overage. Charges will appear on customers' monthly wireless statements.
- Prepaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment may choose to purchase an additional 2 GB for $25. Charges will appear on customers' credit card statements.
Offering the simplicity of a single bill, the postpaid option will show up on customers' monthly wireless bill after the data is used. The new postpaid billing option will be available online at www.att.com and across AT&T retail locations.
For more information, please visit www.att.com/jetstream.
HTC Jetstream Specifications
- LTE (700/AWS)
- HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)
- EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
- HTC Sense™ UX for tablets
- Display: 10.1" WXGA HD screen
- Processor: Third-generation Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- Camera: Front Facing 1.3 MP, Rear facing 8 MP and Dual LED Flash
- Battery: 7,300 mAh
- Expandable Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB
- Dimensions: 7" (l) x 9.87" (w) x 51" (d)
- Weight: 25 ounces
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Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ (with enhanced backhaul) or LTE, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
AT&T FamilyMap and AT&T Navigator® require a separate subscription.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Limited-time offer. Specifications subject to change. Device subject to availability. Mobile broadband access requires a DataConnect Plan for Tablets or a Session Based DataConnect Plan. DataConnect Plans are billed monthly and automatically renew every month, unless you cancel service prior to the start of the monthly renewal. No term commitment or termination fees apply (with no service commitment plans). Overage charges apply if the monthly data allowance is exceeded. Offer not available for on-tablet activation. Credit check may be required. Geographic and other restrictions apply. Session Based DataConnect Pass Plans for Tablets: Time begins expiring immediately upon purchase/activation, whether you are using the service or not. Once your time expires or the allotted data is used, whichever comes first, your data access will cease. 30-day domestic plans automatically renew, unless you cancel auto-renewal. Fees are non-refundable. Other restrictions apply. For full terms see DataConnect Pass Wireless Data Services Agreement on att.com/wirelesslegal.
Promotional tablet pricing requires a two-year agreement and a minimum $35 a month 3 GB DataConnect Plan for tablets. Overage is $10 for each GB provided, if the included monthly data allowance is exceeded. Geographic and other restrictions apply. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to 10% restocking fee may apply to returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose additional fees. Equipment fee may apply if service canceled within 30 days of purchase. See att.com/returns for details. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment
CRU and IRU customers must purchase a qualifying DataConnect Plan for Tablets.
HTC Scribe Pen Offer: Customers must add the HTC Scribe at time of purchase. Offer cannot be combined with any other equipment promotion, discount, or other offer. Subject to availability limitations. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment. Customers who purchase HTC Jetstream between September 4 and October 15 and later return the device must also return the HTC Scribe pen. Offer runs until Saturday, October 15, 2011 11:59 p.m. EDT.
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