AT&T is now selling its first tablet compatible with its blazing fast new LTE network. Sad news, though: it’s not an iPad, just a crummy Android tablet.
Previously known as the Puccini — I can see why they changed it — AT&T’s first 4G LTE tablet is called the HTC Jetstream. It’s a 10-inch Honeycomb affair, boasting a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor that is fast enough to record and play 1080p video. Other specs include a front 1.3MP webcam and an 8MP camera on back
For the Jetstream, HTC has adapted their custom Sense UI to tablet form, which is a first, and includes many of the same widgets as HTC Android phones, including HTC Hub for news, the company’s Watch movie streaming service and Friendstream. Early adopters will also get an optional Scribe stylus for free.
As for 4G, the HTC Jetstream will connect to AT&T’s new LTE network, where available. If you live in an area without 4G, though, it’ll fall back to HSPA+ 3G speeds, which are still pretty fast.
Don’t expect AT&T’s first LTE tablet to be cheap, though. The entry level model will cost you $700. To try to make that price a little more palatable, AT&T is offering a 3GB data plan for customers willing to sign up for a two-year data contract.
- Via Electronista