The HTC Jetstream is now finally available with AT&T offering the tablet for $700. The price is also inclusive of a 2 year 4G LTE data plan. The price definitely is on the higher side, though without the plan it’s even higher at $850. The Jetstream forms the first 10 inch tablet running Android Honeycomb and comes after the HTC Flyer that failed to click in the hugely competitive tablet market. The Jetstream may be featuring better specifications in comparison to its stable mate Flyer, though the high price tag definitely can play the spoilsport here. Worth mentioning here is the case of the Motorola XOOM that also started with a lot of promise, though its high price tag prevented it from making it big in the market. The XOOM price has since then been revised, though it’s no secret its sales figures are still languishing.
As for the Jetstream specifications, here they are in brief:
> 1.5 GHz 3rd gen Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor
> Android 3.1 Honeycomb
> 1 GB RAM
> 32 GB internal memory (further expandable to 32 GB via micro SD card)
> 10.1 inch capacitive multi touch , 1280 x 800 pixel display
> 8 megapixel camera at the rear with auto focusing along with a 1. megapixel unit at the front
> 7200mAH battery which, as per HTC should be enough for 12 hours of run time
> Measures 9.9 x 7 x 0.5 inch and weighs nearly 1.6 pounds
These apart, what is most interesting with the Jetstream is that it is the only Android tablet in the 10 inch category to come bundled with a stylus. The Jetstream also boasts of a new version of the HTC Sence UI that has been designed to work seamlessly with Honeycomb. This in spite of the fact that most Android apps have been designed to accept finger touch inputs only and not from a stylus. Also, while AT&T is currently offering the stylus along with the tablet, future buyers may have to shell out extra for the stylus.
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