HTC Jetstream is AT&T’s first 4G LTE tablet

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AT&T announced this morning their first tablet that’ll be able to jump on their blazing 4G LTE network. Unfortunately it doesn’t really matter, because the rediculous price point that AT&T and HTC pegged to this bad boy. For $699 ad a two year contract, you get yourself a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display running the newe version of HTC Sense for tablets, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, HTC Scribe pen input (pen sold seperately) a front facing 1.3 MP camera and a rear facing 8 MP shooter with Dual LED flash, a microSD card slot, and stereo speakers mounted on the rear of the tablet. Sans contract , the Jetstream will run you a measly $849 which shouldn’t be too hard to find in the couch cushions. Throw in $35 a month for a 3GB data plan to AT&T, and you can see this just screams bargain.

Look no further than the Motorola XOOM to see what happens when a company doesn’t price a tablet accordingly. I don’t know anyone in their right mind that would jump on this offer considering the iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are priced cheaper across the board. The HTC Flyer was overpriced when it was announed several months ago, but this takes it to a whole other level. Granted, these are certainly some impressive specs, but are they enough to warrant the high price tag? After all, you can get two Asus Transformers for this with a little room to spare.

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Allen Schmidt

Allen is a former contributing editor at Nothing But Tablets, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.