HTC, one of the biggest names in mobiles, has caught on to the current hype in mobile tablet devices. Shortly after releasing the HTC Flyer, they are already working on another model: the HTC Puccino.
The Puccino is said to enter mass production in June, but it is unknown when consumers will be able to buy a HTC Puccino from store shelves.
HTC Puccino Specifications
Digitimes reports that HTC has almost finished testing its new tablet. Furthermore, Digitimes reports that the HTC Puccino is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8660 dual core processor, which is running at 1.5GHz clock speed.
The screen is able to handle input from a special pen, for which HTC delivers the required software. We’re probably talking about HTC’s Magic Pen, which allows users to scribble whatever they wish onto web pages and text files, etc. Otherwise known as HTC Scribe.
No release date is known at the moment. But we can reasonable expect HTC to announce its tablet any day now.
What is known, however, is that the Puccino tablet has a screen diagonal of 10.1”. HTC obviously does not want to lose the battle of screen sizes with the Galaxy Tab 10.1”, which is going to be available for purchase at a competative price any day now.
The HTC Puccino will also support LTE connections for those that use AT&T as their service provider. The software is based on Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb, which is going to have the trademark HTC Sense user interface.
HTC Flyer vs HTC Puccino
HTC’s first tablet, the Flyer, has a 7” screen as opposed to the Puccino’s 10.1” screen. The Flyer runs on a Qualcomm MSM8255 single core processor, which is also clocked at 1.5GHz. The Puccino, however, runs a dual core processor.
On mobile devices, the step from single core to dual core is an important one. So far, the Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation (both dual core smartphones) have demonstrated that they run much smoother and quicker than their single core counterparts.
The Flyer’s software is based on Android 2.3 and Sense 3D. But HTC has promised an update to Android Honeycomb.