Hands On: HTC Jetstream Tablet

Qualcomm had an HTC Jetstream tablet on display at the Qualcomm IQ conference in Istanbul and we seized the opportunity to grab a few shots of the device formerly known as the Puccini.

The device had an AT&T logo, which isn't surprising given that it is only available from the US-based mobile phone operator on its 4G LTE network.

The Jetstream runs Android 3.1 Honeycomb rather than the Flyer's Android Gingerbread iteration, with HTC's own Sense user interface.

It packs a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, has 1GB RAM onboard, 16GB of storage, a microSD card reader, an eight megapixel rear camera with full HD video recording capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and dual LED flash.

It is however significantly heavier than both the Apple iPad 2 and the Toshiba Excite at 709g, and it is also significantly thicker than most of its rivals at 13mm. This can be partly explained by the fact that it comes with a 7300mAh battery, quite possibly the biggest on the market.

A spokesperson for Qualcomm told us that there were no plans yet to bring the tablet to the UK in the foreseeable future.

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