HTC's US iPad 2 Rival To Be Called Jetstream

US mobile phone carrier AT&T will start selling the HTC Jetstream, the company's 10.1-inch version of the HTC Flyer, form the 4th of September.

The tablet, which was formerly known as the HTC Puccini, will be the first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet and the first tablet from the Taiwanese company to run Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

The press release issued by AT&T also adds that the tablet will cost a whopping $699.99 with a new two year contract. As for features, the tablet comes with HTC Sense UX for tablets, a 10-inch WXGA capacitive touchscreen display, an eight-megapixel rear camera with full HD recording capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz and a 7300mAh battery.

At 13mm thick and weighing 708g, the tablet is bulkier and heavier than the Apple iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which is a disappointment.

HTC will bundle the Jetstream with a Scribe pen, which will allow users to scribble on the screen itself, free of charge.

It's worth noting that the Puccini should be launched officially tomorrow during an HTC event with pricing and availability details being revealed then.