BGR received some detailed information of HTC’s upcoming tablet, the Puccini, which shows off a whole lot about the tablet. We know so far that it will be a 10-inch slate with an 8MP shooter with a dual-LED flash. There’s a set of stereo speakers along with a mic, and it looks to clearly support HTC’s stylus input similar to the7-inch HTC Flyer. Rumors are pairing the rest of the tablet with a 1.5GHz processor that’ll be running HTC’s Sense on top of Honeycomb. That’ll be an extremely welcome addition as Gingerbread just doesn’t cut it for a full tablet experience. Oh, you road warriors shouldn’t worry either because LTE is also rumored to be coming to the Puccini as well.
To be honest, I’m not really too excited for this yet. HTC makes excellent products, this we know. However, this doesn’t look any different than anything on the market.
Perhaps the stylus option will intrigue plenty of people, but that seems to be a small niche. The stereo speakers are rear facing, just like the XOOM, which is completely awful for anything pumping out of them. Lay it on a desk, and listen to everything get muddy and goofy. Hold it in front of you, and listen to the lack of real sound. The ideal placement for speakers on a tablet should are on the bezel like the PlayBook, or even on the edges like the Transformer.
Either way, it will be a well built Android tablet with the little addition of HTC’s good stylus interface. Anyone interested in this, or are others like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Transformer set to steal your hearts?
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but expect it to be priced higher than the 7-inch Flyer which currently comes in at $500 for 16GB.[BGR]