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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.