With rumors of the HTC Puccini tablet buzzing for months, the slate has finally found a home and a new name with AT&T, as the carrier officially announced the 10.1-inch device this morning.
Dubbed the Jetstream, the tablet will be HTC’s first to run Android Honeycomb and is set to launch Sept. 4. The LTE-equipped Jetstream, which will be AT&T’s first non-modem LTE device, will retail for $699 with a 2-year contract.
The high-speed slate will pack a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and comes complete with Sense UI design, specifically tweaked for the tablet’s larger size. The Jetstream also features an 8MP rear-facing camera, with dual LED flash, and a front-facing 1.3MP shooter, in addition to its 10.1-inch 1280 x 768 display.
The AT&T branded device will come preloaded with the carrier’s Family Map and Navigator, as well as HTC’s Watch and Friendstream apps. The Jetstream, the bigger cousin to HTC’s Flyer and Evo View 4G, will also feature Scribe support, allowing users to doodle as much as they desire. AT&T promises to bundle the company’s stylus in the box, but for a limited time only.
Customers not interested in a long-term commitment can choose from two monthly billing options; postpaid where users pay $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB, or prepaid which will cost $14.99 for 250MB or $25 for 2GB. Postpaid customers will also have a new choice of 3GB for $35 per month with a two-year contract.