The oft rumoured and lusted over HTC Puccini Honeycomb tablet has finally been announced, at least on the Yanks’ side of the pond, as the Jetstream. To be honest, the specs look good but we can’t help but feel that this has come too late. Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich is just round the corner, but we’ll go into that at the end of this post.
The Jetstream is quite the looker and seems to be a blend of Motorola Xoom and HTC Flyer. It has a 10.1″ display of 1280×800 resolution with a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm CPU purring away underneath as it powers Honeycomb 3.1 with HTC’s Sense layer on top. The Jetstream also supports the Flyer’s Scribe technology and a stylus will be included in the package for a limited time only. The device also supports AT&T’s 4G and 3G bands along with the customary wifi.
No word yet on European availability, indeed we were expecting a reveal in tonight’s event, but it shouldn’t be too long now. As we said in the beginning this is running Android 3.1, not even 3.2, and will probably make it to market in the rest of the world around the time when quad core, Kal El toting Ice Cream Sandwich tablets will be announced. AT&T’s pricing also doesn’t help, it’s available from $699 WITH a 2 year contract. We’ll just wait and hope that an ICS update won’t take too long to push out.