HTC Puccini/Jetstream 4G LTE Launches for $700 On Contract for AT&T on Sept 4th

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The HTC Jetstream 4G LTE Android tablet (formerly known as the Puccini) will be officially launching on AT&T's network on September for a whopping $700 Bucks on-contract! Here's a refresher of the specs and a press release below:
  • 10.1-inch “HD” display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash in back
  • Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) with HTC’s Sense user interface
  • AT&T will include the HTC Scribe pen at no cost for a limited time
What do you guys think? HTC makes some great products, but does this one warrant a price that is even more than the Motorola Xoom when it first launched?

Source: AndroidTablets.net via BGR
Full Press Release,
New HTC Jetstream™ Tablet Available Exclusively To AT&T Customers

Company’s First 4G LTE/HSPA+ Tablet Available Sept. 4 Nationwide First Tablet To Feature Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb)

Key Facts

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.

Customer Benefits

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 with1080p 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.

Quotes

“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 AT&T | Cell Phones, U-verse, Digital TV, DSL Internet, and Phone Service and across AT&T retail locations.

For more information, please visit AT&T Mobile Broadband - PC Cards, Computers, Tablets - from AT&T.

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

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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.
 

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$700!? That's the same price as the most expensive ipad 2 version. No way this thing will compete with the other [hundreds of dollars cheaper] android tabs....
 

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thats pretty ballsy of at&t and htc with that price...good luck with that
 

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Even with those specs, it's still pretty pricey. Isn't the Snapdragon dual core really bad? I mean can't a overclocked Xoom save you a lot more?
 

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$700!? That's the same price as the most expensive ipad 2 version. No way this thing will compete with the other [hundreds of dollars cheaper] android tabs....
Most expensive iPad 2 is $829. That's the 3G model.
 

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Most expensive iPad 2 is $829. That's the 3G model.

yeah 64gb 3g version.

Still though no Tablet on the face of the planet right now is worth more than a mid level laptop. There is no excuse to be selling these Tablets this expensive. Even the iPad atleast has cheaper alternatives with the 16gb and 32gb versions. I don't care if it has the most up to date specs as far as tablets are concerned. I can go buy a laptop with a processor 4 times that fast, better graphics cards, just as portable for that price.
 

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Has to make one wonder what something like the Vigor or the supposed 4.7" phone will retail for.
 

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Good price if it was 3.2 quad core

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HTC makes some pretty damn expensive tablets! The Flyer was expensive for its specs but this is outrageous! Sure id love it but no way 700 bucks is just out of control.

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Is this a joke?! Did they learn nothing from the Xoom? Or, the recent HP fire sale bonanza?
 

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Did they not learn any thing from the Xoom? Look at Asus and Acer....

I could see if the was Verizon, where their LTE phones are all $100 more at launch.

Did they NOT learn anything from the Xoom????
 
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