HTC’s Tablet now available with AT&T

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HTC Jetstream

While we wait for Amazon’s Kindle tablet to hit the market there, is another new toy out already. This new tablet is from the HTC stable. It’s called the Jetstream and is available in AT&T stores. The Jetstream is also AT&T’s first 4G LTE tablet.

At the first look, it looks in some ways similar to HP’s TouchPad, but this one’s a whole new story. The Jetstream comes with Android Honeycomb OS with a 10.1 inch capacitive touch screen and a resolution of 1280X768. For the first time, HTC has integrated it’s “Sense service” on Android 3.1

The tablet comes with a HTC Scribe. The digital pen bundled with it lets you scribble notes and sketch or use it to edit photos.

But the thing that takes the Jetstream a notch higher than the competition is the hardware. It’s processor is a 1.5GHz Dual core Qualcomm MSM8260 along with a 1GB RAM! Most other tablets only have a GHz of processing speed. Next comes the battery. It’s run by a massive (tablet terms) 7300 mAh capacity battery, giving a battery life of 12 hours - 2 more than an iPad - with a stand-by time of 34 days.

The Jetstream has an inbuilt memory of 32GB which can be expanded up to 32GB with microSD or microSDHC cards; and for connectivity you have Bluetooth 3.0, a USB port, WiFi, and even an HDMI port. The camera is a 8MP one with dual LED flash and for video calling, the tablet sports a 1.3 MP front camera.

It seems HTC has gone all out with the Jetstream and has left out absolutely nothing. The current trend is to bring out a tablet which can beat the iPad by any means possible. Most try to do it by pricing their tablets lower than the iPad. HTC though, does not seem to believe price matters. The Jetstream will cost you $699.99 if it’s contracted and $849.99 for non-contracted.

It looks like everything about the HTC Jetstream is on a peak. So do you think the HTC Jetstream worth the money? Do share your opinion.

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