The HTC Puccini, which will be known as the JetSteam on AT&T networks, is now ready to hit store shelves on the 4th of September. However, the price is quite hefty at $700, even after agreeing to a 2 year contract. This makes it one of the more pricey Android tablets and history is replete with instances of how consumers have always shunned high priced products unless there is an exemplary reason to act on the contrary.
Now the question is: can the Jetstream be deemed an exemplary tablet? Here are the specs so you can judge for yourself: a third gen Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, HTC Sense UX on top of the Android, a 10.1 inch WXGA display, and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera along with a 8 megapixel unit at the rear with dual LED flash. A 7,300 mAh battery will be providing the power while the entire thing is going to be just 25 ounces. Also, the Jetstream will also be compliant with AT&T’s HSPA+ network AND 4G LTE radios.
What remains to be seen is whether HTC’s second attempt at a tablet device lives up to the expectations and whether there are enough buys at that price even if it is found to be worth it.
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