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Will HTC's Puccini Be Able To Pressure iPad 2?

It seems that more and more manufacturers are in the fever of creating new tablets. HTC is currently planning to release its latest device, HTC Puccini, expected to be launched this summer or even in June, according to some sites.

Puccini is thought to be built as a direct rival for Apple’s iPad 2, a tablet that was launched only a couple of months ago.

The current info available on the HTC Puccini suggests that this is a 10.1-inch tablet, 0.4 inches bigger than the iPad 2. It will apparently run Android Honeycomb 3.0.1 and be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon MSM8660 1.5GHz processor with 1 GB RAM. Other features include 3G, Wi-Fi, a storage capacity of 32GB, a 5 MP rear camera and a 1.3 front-facing camera. A stylus could also be included in the package.

To compare, the iPad 2 runs on iOS 4.3, it has a dual-core A5 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, Wi-Fi, 3G and a storage capacity of up to 64 GB. The cameras are rather disappointing for most users: a 0.92 MP 720p rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It really looks like the HTC Puccini has the upper hand over the iPad 2.

Given these factors, it would be safe to say that the price tag will be an important and possibly deciding factor for consumers.