On Sunday. AT&T launched the much rumored 10" successor to the HTC Flyer
. The HTC Puccini has now hit AT&T as the Jetstream
It's a high end Android honeycomb tablet with high end features and a high end price to match. The Jetstream is $699 with a 2 year contract or $849 without.
The specs read all just above average - a 1.5Ghz Snapdragon CPU with Adreno graphics vs the standard Tegra2. It has 32GB of storage vs the 16GB starting on most tablets. The rear camera is 8 megapixels with dual LED flash and autofocus. It's also one of the first tablets to come with 4G out of the box.
The rest of the specs, GPS, WiFi, 1GB of RAM, and the 10" 1280x800 screen are all pretty standard for Android Honeycomb tablets.
But the star of the show is the n-trig active digitizer with Scribe pen included. This is the same set up we've already seen in the HTC Flyer, except Honeycomb adds in even more support for the pen across more apps. The Notes app with its Evernote integration is still there too.
I like my Flyer and can see how the extra screen space and always on 4G connectivity can be useful, but really, $850? MobileTechReview
has a glowing review up along with a 30 minute video if you need some convincing, but with the Samsung series 7 slate
just around the corner starting at only $200 more with a full blown Windows install, Wacom, and a core i5 processor, I would recommend holding onto your wallet for now.