An image purportedly showing the HTC Puccini has leaked, suggesting HTC is following up its 7-inch Flyer/EVO View 4G Android tablet with a 10-inch model. AT&T branding appears prominently on the device, and the report claims the tablet will be among the first devices slated for AT&T’s LTE 4G network.
Specific details are vague, only hinting that the Puccini will support HTC Scribe and pen input, just like the Flyer. Honeycomb will probably be the Android version used and a tentative June release date was also mentioned.
The rumored tablet gets its name from 19th century opera composer Giacomo Puccini, best known for his works La Boheme and Madama Butterfly. As such, the 10-inch Android tablet may be designed for audio or music usage.
AT&T claims its LTE network is slated to launch in mid-2011. Currently, the carrier uses HSPA+ technology, which the company already brands as a 4G network. Verizon is currently the only carrier with an LTE network. Sprint uses WiMAX technology for its 4G network. T-Mobile also uses HSPA+, which critics often refer to as 3.5G because its theoretical max speeds cannot hit the technical 4G standard.