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HTC 10-inch iPad 2 Rival Passes FCC Approval

The FCC has approved the submission of a new tablet device from Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC. The device, which is known as the PG09410 was submitted to the testing labs - Sporton International - towards the end of March, with the testing period ending on June 13th, and the report being sent to the FCC on the 15th of July.

The device - whose submission can be found here - was tested for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WCDMA, LTE and GSM absorption rates; the FCC SAR test report also showed that the device will have GPS, a rear camera and will measure 178mm x 252mm, roughly the same dimensions as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

This also means that the tablet, which is rumoured to be called Puccini, is likely to have a 10-inch screen. Other than that, past hearsay has suggested that it will come to AT&T and will use its LTE network.

Pricewise, we suspect that it will be pitched at a higher price compared to the HTC Flyer and the EVO View 4G, which will make it far more expensive than the iPad 2 or the Motorola XOOM; not exactly a brilliant selling strategy.

As for the configuration, expect it to match its smaller brothers; a dual core system on chip, 1GB RAM, a 1280x800 pixel display resolution, a microSD card reader, Android Honeycomb 3.2, HTC Watch and Sense UI.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.