It seems nobody can keep tech secrets under wraps now-a-days. The unannounced HTC Puccini tablet for AT&T has been uncovered by PocketNow, and shows a hefty amount of AT&T bloatware piled on top. Hit the jump for the leaked screenshots of the upcoming 4G device.
And AT&T almost claims the first row!
More AT&T installed apps for those interested (all 3 of you). HTC has done a little work on the icons, as we can see Sense pouring through a little. Also, the notification bar is displaying a stylus icon, which leaves no doubt to HTC’s stylus pen input.
The number pad seems to be a trend, as this is a similar layout to Sony’s leaked UI for Honeycomb. Time will tell whether it’s beneficial, but at this point the TouchPad claims the top spot for numeric layout (top row, but slim) in my humble opinion.
I’m not a fan of bloatware myself, and prefer to be able to install and uninstall apps as I choose. I hope AT&T leaves that option on the table here, as this looks to be another potential excellent Android Slate. With a 1280 x 800 resolution being powered by dual-core 1.5GHz processors, it’s easy to see why. I’d still prefer some different design elements with the Puccini such as moving the rear-firing speakers to the front or at least the sides, but things should still turn out fine.
This might be yet another Android tablet to get 4G before the Motorola XOOM. Of course that might depend on shipping times.[PocketNow]