HTC Jetstream becomes first LTE tablet at ATT
AT&T began carrying its first 10-inch tablet outside of the iPad on Wednesday with the formal launch of the HTC Jetstream. Previously known as the Puccini, the 10-inch Android 3.1 tablet is the carrier's first non-modem to support LTE for its 4G, with a fallback to a still-fast HSPA+ 3G if necessary. The slate is much faster than the seven-inch Flyer through a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon fast enough to both record and play 1080p video.
Rogers LTE network in Toronto due September 28
Rogers on Tuesday revealed it will be the first to get the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, along with four other LTE-capable hardware devices. The also include the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot, a new LTE Rocket Stick, an unnamed LTE tablet (likely the HTC Puccini) and an HTC smartphone. At the same time, the company's LTE network will launch in Toronto on September 28, following a release in Ottawa early in July.
HTC Puccini, Jetstream spotted in person
HTC's first full-size entry into tablets, the Jetstream or Puccini, has at last been sighted live for the first time. Its 10-inch tablet is now known for certain to have the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and the AT&T-ready LTE to preempt any 4G iPad plans. Android 3 ships mostly stock, although there's some light customization in Engadet's view that includes HTC Hub for content like news and weather as well as Notes, presumably for Scribe pen input.
HTC to show Windows Phone Mango devices at event
The nearing September 1 event from HTC will focus on the unveiling of several new Windows Phone Mango devices, BGR heard. A source said the unveils will include the HTC Eternity, with as much as a 4.7-inch display and due at AT&T, as well as the T-Mobile-bound HTC Omega, with a 4.5-inch screen. Cases for either were spotted about a month ago.
HP teases September 1 event in London
HTC on Friday posted an open invitation to the public for a special event on September 1. The London gathering would give fans and the media alike a chance to "see what's next." No clues were given as to what the device roster would be.
Puccini tablet coming to AT&T as the Jetstream
The future HTC Puccini tablet will be called the Jetstream when it arrives at AT&T at an undisclosed date, PocketNow learned. The outfit also managed to get two screenshots of the device that confirm it will have a 4G connection that's likely LTE and not the HSPA+ 3G AT&T has been marketing as 4G.
HTC Puccini coming in September or October
HTC's upcoming Puccini tablet will be released either this September or October, the company's CFO Winston Yung indicated, according to the Chinese daily Liberty Ttimes. The 10-inch device will have an LTE radio built-in to take advantage of high-speed 4G networks, most notably AT&T. It's more than likely to ship with Android 3.1 or 3.2 onboard and be powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor.
Images may be linked to Puccini tablet
HTC appears to have slipped several screenshots that show the company's Sense interface running on Honeycomb. The images, which were posted on Android Central, first appeared in OpenSense documentation on HTC's development site. The screenshots are believed to show the Sense UI that may eventually land on the rumored Puccini tablet.
HTC Puccini seen in earnest
HTC's Puccini tablet has finally been seen closer to its actual production form with renders escaping on Tuesday. The tablet will look more like HTC's smartphones with a 'wave' running through the back. As seen, BGR's example also includes the capacitive-friendly pen from the Flyer and an upscale leather case that would hold both the Puccini and its input add-on.
HTC Puccini approved for use in US before launch
The FCC late last week approved HTC's first full-size Android tablet, the Puccini, for use in the US. Apart from showing that the 10-inch Puccini will share some of the design of the seven-inch Flyer, the listings show it working on both 700MHz and 1,700MHz bands for LTE-based 4G. The move would let it work not just on AT&T's network when it goes live in the summer but the new Rogers network, which runs on the 1,700MHz band.
HTC may unveil new device on June 27
HTC was said late Monday to be holding a special event in London on June 27 where it would unveil new devices. Few details were available, but it would supposedly be preceded by an event in Utretcht four days earlier. The presentation would show "where design and advanced technology can lead," Planet Android understood.
ATT also working on Apple mini SIMs
AT&T's wireless head Ralph de la Vega in an interview late this week said his company was also joining in Apple's plan to develop an even smaller SIM card. He hesitated to directly make the link with Apple, like France Telecom's CEO did, but confirmed AT&T was "working with the industry" to shrink beyond existing sizes. It would "probably" happen, he explained to AllThingsD, and was something that was a logical conclusion.
HTC Puccini leak has production in June
HTC's 4G-capable Puccini tablet may arrive somewhat later than first thought if component providers' new tips are accurate. Although some had put its release in June, large- scale production now isn't believed to be starting until then and would have it ship sometime later. Contacts told Digitimes AU Optronics and Apple's frequent partner Wintek would be supplying the 10-inch touchscreens.
ATT LTE tests prove speed up to spec
A rare visit to AT&T's Foundry office has given one of the first public-facing tests of its upcoming LTE network. An example on AT&T's admittedly quiet connection at the Plano, Texas location showed download speeds of 28.87Mbps downstream and 10.4Mbps upstream. An iPhone 4, whose 3G modem caps it at 7.2Mbps peak, got 3.77Mbps down and 1.21Mbps up in the same GigaOM test.
HTC exec talks tablet line and NFC in a year
HTC's European leader Florian Seiche in a presentation at a Reuters summit on Wednesday was optimistic about the future of tablets both for his own company and the future. The company felt "very good" about early sales of the Flyer and that the current market was "just the start" of something bigger. He imagined that schools could replace their paper textbooks with tablets within five years and could create a deeper social impact as a whole.
HTC Puccini to sport 1.5GHz CPU, 1280x800 screen
More details of the upcoming HTC Puccini tablet have been revealed, thanks to 911Sniper. The company's second Android-powered tablet after the Flyer, it has Android 3.0 onboard rather than 2.4 of the Flyer. The Puccini also gets a 10-inch, 1280x800 touchscreen and a dual-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor.
HTC Lead to join Holiday and Puccini for AT&T
The HTC Lead will pack LTE, a 4.3-inch screen and will appear on AT&T. It will likely join the HTC Holiday and HTC Puccini tablet as marquee devices for AT&Tís 4G LTE launch. Both the HTC Lead and HTC Holiday incorporate HSPA+ and LTE capability allowing them to achieve around 21.1Mbps downstream speeds.
ATT LTE 4G rollout tipped for NYC on June 30
AT&T's planned LTE network rollout has received a tentative go-live date from a leak late Thursday. The true 4G network would start off in New York City on June 30, expanding later on to Los Angeles on July 24. IntoMobile didn't learn from its ostensibly reliable source whether there would be any cities upgrade in between.
HTC Puccini and Holiday coming to ATT
AT&T is lining up a pair of HTC devices for the near future that could see the carrier get its first major 10-inch tablet alternative to the iPad, a pair of leaks showed. Nicknamed the Puccini, it would be one of the first truly 4G devices on the network and use LTE. It's presumed by PocketNow that the device would use Android 3.0 and support the Scribe pen support from HTC's smaller Flyer.