Official: HTC Jetstream (Puccini) With HSPA+ and LTE Coming Exclusively to AT&T September 4th for $700 on Contract

This is the announcement we’ve all been waiting for – availability of HTC’s first Android 3.0+ tablet. It’s being called the HTC Jetstream and is the “Puccini” that we’ve been talking about for so long. It’s a 10.1 inch Honeycomb tablet with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, Scribe support (the pen is available free on contract for a short time), an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera and HTC Sense.

As for radios, not only do we have HSPA+ 4G for data, we also have 4G LTE radios making it AT&T’s first 4G LTE non-hotspot or data stick device. Thankfully, this thing isn’t far from being launched as they’ve confirmed it’ll be on store shelves Sunday, September 4th 2011. The bad news? Even on contract, this thing will run you $700, making it one of the more (if not the most) expensive Honeycomb tablets available. Read on for full press details.

Key Facts

  • Customers can purchase HTC Jetstream, AT&T’s* first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet, online and in company-owned retail stores starting September 4.
  • HTC Jetstream is HTC’s first tablet running on the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system which was specifically built for tablets.
  • Tablet features a 10.1” HD display, Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor and front and rear facing cameras.
  • For the first time, AT&T customers can receive discounted tablet pricing after committing to a two-year agreement for a new $35, 3GB monthly data plan.
  • For a limited time, HTC Scribe ™ – an optional digital pen accessory- will be available at no additional cost.

Customer Benefits

Exclusive to AT&T customers, HTC Jetstream is the company’s first 4G LTE/HSPA+ tablet.  It runs the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system and represents the first iteration of the HTC Sense™ user experience on Honeycomb.  HTC Jetstream boasts a large 10.1” WXGA high-resolution display for an immersive entertainment experience, third-generation Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor for fast multi-tasking and instant screen refresh. A rich web browsing experience supports Adobe® Flash® Player and an enhanced HD video experience with1080p playback and capture.

The tablet is also compatible with HTC Scribe™ – an optional digital pen accessory, which is sold separately, – for content creation as well as Evernote integration for storing your documents in the cloud.  Additionally, HTC Jetstream is preloaded with services optimized for the tablet such as AT&T Family Map, AT&T Navigator ®, HTC Watch™, HTC Hub, Friendstream™, Android Market, and much more.

Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)

HTC Jetstream is AT&T’s first tablet to showcase the Android™ 3.1 OS.  The brand new operating system was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screens.  It improves on Android favorites with new interactive and resizeable widgets plus improved multi-tasking, browsing, notifications, and customization.  The new version of the platform also features Google Maps 5.0 with 3D-like interaction, access to over three million Google eBooks, incognito mode for browsing internet with no history tracking and Google Talk with video chat over Wi-Fi.

Quotes

“This tablet is a beautiful 10.1-inch, LTE powered masterpiece,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.  “When you combine powerful options like HTC Jetstream with our upcoming LTE technology and nationwide HSPA+ network, it flies.”

“HTC Jetstream combines the acclaimed HTC Sense experience with Android Honeycomb to provide an innovative and engaging experience on a 10.1 inch tablet,” said Martin Fichter, acting president, HTC Americas Region.  “Paired with AT&T’s upcoming 4G LTE speed and mobility, HTC Jetstream delivers connectivity for social and entertainment needs alongside productivity and creativity tools in a portable package.”

Price and Availability

On September 4, the tablet will be available exclusively to AT&T customers online and in company-owned retail stores for $699.99 with a new two-year contract.

AT&T postpaid tablet customers now have a new $35, 3 GB monthly data plan option with a two-year contract. Customers who do not choose a long-term commitment may still select one of two existing monthly billing options:

  • Postpaid:  $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $10 per 1 GB of overage.  Charges will appear on customers’ monthly wireless statements.
  • Prepaid:  $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment may choose to purchase an additional 2 GB for $25.  Charges will appear on customers’ credit card statements.

Offering the simplicity of a single bill, the postpaid option will show up on customers’ monthly wireless bill after the data is used. The new postpaid billing option will be available online at www.att.com and across AT&T retail locations.

For more information, please visit www.att.com/jetstream.

HTC Jetstream Specifications

  • LTE (700/AWS)
  • HSPA+/HSPA/UMTS (850/1900/2100 MHz)
  • EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
  • HTC Sense™ UX for tablets
  • Display: 10.1” WXGA HD screen
  • Processor:  Third-generation Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • Camera: Front Facing 1.3 MP, Rear facing 8 MP and Dual LED Flash
  • Battery: 7,300 mAh
  • Expandable Memory:  MicroSD up to 32 GB
  • Dimensions: 7” (l) x 9.87” (w) x 51” (d)
  • Weight: 25 ounces

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ (with enhanced backhaul) or LTE, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.

AT&T FamilyMap and AT&T Navigator® require a separate subscription.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Limited-time offer. Specifications subject to change. Device subject to availability. Mobile broadband access requires a DataConnect Plan for Tablets or a Session Based DataConnect Plan. DataConnect Plans are billed monthly and automatically renew every month, unless you cancel service prior to the start of the monthly renewal. No term commitment or termination fees apply (with no service commitment plans). Overage charges apply if the monthly data allowance is exceeded. Offer not available for on-tablet activation. Credit check may be required. Geographic and other restrictions apply. Session Based DataConnect Pass Plans for Tablets: Time begins expiring immediately upon purchase/activation, whether you are using the service or not. Once your time expires or the allotted data is used, whichever comes first, your data access will cease. 30-day domestic plans automatically renew, unless you cancel auto-renewal. Fees are non-refundable. Other restrictions apply. For full terms see DataConnect Pass Wireless Data Services Agreement on att.com/wirelesslegal.

Promotional tablet pricing requires a two-year agreement and a minimum $35 a month 3 GB DataConnect Plan for tablets. Overage is $10 for each GB provided, if the included monthly data allowance is exceeded. Geographic and other restrictions apply. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to 10% restocking fee may apply to returns; thereafter up to $325. Some agents impose additional fees. Equipment fee may apply if service canceled within 30 days of purchase. See att.com/returns for details. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment.

CRU and IRU customers must purchase a qualifying DataConnect Plan for Tablets.

HTC Scribe Pen Offer: Customers must add the HTC Scribe at time of purchase. Offer cannot be combined with any other equipment promotion, discount, or other offer. Subject to availability limitations. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment. Customers who purchase HTC Jetstream between September 4 and October 15 and later return the device must also return the HTC Scribe pen. Offer runs until Sunday, October 15, 2011 11:59 p.m. EDT.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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About HTC
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  • edoggy

    Uh…$700. Whaaaat?

    • Jdog25

      The extra money gets you a stretched out clock widget. ^_^

      UPDATE: It seems that they want $850 off contract.

      Damn these guys are dumb.

      • edoggy

        Oh, well that changes everything!

    • NightAngel79

      Same thing I said!! Didn’t they learn anything from the AWESOME sales of the xoom… err… wait a min…. oh yea….

      douche bags….

  • http://twitter.com/BasKoene Bas Koene

    It’s beautiful!

    • HalfwayCrook

      Its also DoA

  • mmark27

    $700 ?!?!?! Wow, I hope they only produce about 1,000 of these so they don’t take a huge loss.

    • Jdog25

      This has to be the stupidest decision that HTC has ever made.

      • HalfwayCrook

        Well, it does have some At&t branding. That alone is worth, like $600

        • CynicalBrony

          Lol

  • B2L

    Can anyone say ripoff?

  • Jmaxku

    This tablet is fully loaded. That’s about where my enthusiasm ends. I’m glad the pen comes for free… ha! Not worth $700 especially on contract! This is just foolish. Apparently, the sale of the overpriced Xoom didn’t teach HTC anything. Sales for the Puccini will be dismal. All I hear is Ren screaming “youuu idiooots”!

    • Psylocke0834

      That’s why I opted for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet instead. If I’m going to spend that much money, it might as well be on a tablet that does the same thing (and more!) plus accessories.

      Honestly, my first reaction was “wow…1.5 GHz huh…maybe I made a mistake…” but now seeing the $700 price tag (plus 2-year commitment), I’m happy with my own purchase!

      Why not buy another laptop? I have an old one from HP (touchscreen too) but I wanted something different.

      Anyway, I don’t know how well people will freely accept that price…too much for something that does what an HTC Flyer can do on a less-powerful level.

  • njbuzz

    Tablets made by anyone other than Motorola(now that google owns them) and Amazon are going to have a hard time competing. Because these other companies dont see money on the backend from software, music, movie sales, they won’t be able to competitively price their products.

    • David Gray

      Ahhh, very interesting anf very true. I wish Goolge bought HTC instead of Moto…not a big Moto fan

  • http://profiles.google.com/lestat1282 Ben U

    What a drug deal going on here. God HTC and ATT must have been on something then they thought this up. People would be stupid to pay that kind of money for a table, when you could buy a decent laptop for that price.

    • hldc1

      I have a hard time believing that Apple’s influence doesn’t have a part in this. AT&T has been pimping Apple for years now. Sure, AT&T has tried to show that it has other options (especially since Verizon got the craPhone), but AT&T still leads the Crapple pack by far (and the craPad, market, too).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cris-Tate/1820221201 Cris Tate

    wow, I guess HTC has learned nothing from the Xoom and the Touchpad. At $700 no one is going to touch this thing, especially on contract.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NGUKC4EMJHNHNGDSF4SXNCEZU4 Jonathan Cardona

    Uhhh…….. $700? HTC, meet HP.

  • Juan Guzman

    Are they out of their minds? Weren’t they paying attention to what happened to the XOOM? I would bet the price will come down by at least $200 in the next 3 weeks.

    • Jdog25

      or $400

    • David Gray

      I agree and I REALLY want one of these cause I love HTC to lets work together people. Boycott buying this HTC tab for a month or two and after the price drops to $299 then we can ALL benefit

  • jschu22

    CEOs of these companies must have failed History in school.

    Should have named this thing the HTC Failure.

    • Jdog25

      In other news Asus becomes the number one seller of Android tablets.

      • David Gray

        With competitors price points where they are Asus is gonna rule the tablet world in no time

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLOTEIADMVYKDQXQBWAO6P7XRQ Jim

      Maybe they should rename the HTC UI for this tablet to Non-Sense.

  • Boondoc

    oh look… it’s the Xoom pt 2

    • hldc1

      Pretty sure that’s a correct assessment. The XOOM obviously did so good at its ridiculous price point. I love me some HTC, but $700 for a tablet is just absurd. I’m not one of those guys that thinks these things should cost $250 (with these specs), but still, $700 is way overpriced.

  • Chet Stovepiper

    lol @ price

  • Asmodai

    $700 would be expensive OFF contract. ON CONTRACT this is insane.

  • toomuchgame441

    Seriously who would buy this $700 on contract??

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffhamstra Jeff Hamstra

    Give me a wifi only version for 400 =D

  • Magus2300

    Bloatware GO!

  • hldc1

    Anyone else notice the LTE specs?

    LTE (700/AWS)

    A little presumptive, isn’t it?

  • Jaswinder Singh

    LAME for $700 with contract seriously??? Plenty of dips out there who would get it. People are stupid.

  • MarcusDW

    Holy F**k me $700!?!?

  • miso_sori

    Welcome to the failboat AT&T…again! At this price point my guess is it’s DOA. People have a hard enough time shelling out $600 for a Xoom or Tab 10.1 let alone $700 AND a 2 year contract.
    EDIT: Then again this is coming from the carrier still trying to unload the original Tab 7″ for $550

  • jai

    Actually, the official at&t release says discounted pricing for a 2 year commitment. It does not say what the discounted price is. $700 is the no commitment price. Read the whole article.

    • Chris Noland

      Well I went back and read it to make sure
      “On September 4, the tablet will be available exclusively to AT&T customers online and in company-owned retail stores for $699.99 with a new two-year contract.”

      I guess Off contact will be higher?

      • Psylocke0834

        I love HTC…but this is just waaaaaaayyyy too much! :(

  • Daniel

    Man I really want this tablet but not for $700. I love HTC and is debating either the Sony S tablet or this….i just want the WiFi version. I don’t have at&t..so please come up with a WiFi version like the Motorola Xoom

  • dannydarko

    Good fucking luck with that pricing scheme. If they are going for the least tablets sold record, I think they got it won already,Good job Evil Empire.

  • chris125

    Will be another xoom debacle. These companies must not learn.

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    Let me know when the fire sale starts.

  • Croak

    So, Xoom-heavy, Xoom thick, and Xoom-priced, along with a Snapdragon, Sense, and HTC’s “wonderful” track record on picking display panels? Pass.

  • David Gray

    I’ll be the 1st to say that I’m PUMPED about the 1st HTC Honeycomb tablet because we all know that HTC makes the best hardware. That being said what the F#@K HTC, you got so many loyal customers and you try to screw us with nearly a $1,000 tablet?!?!!? Don’t you guys have enough money from your Sensation and MyTouch 4G Slide sales???? And that’s just TMO; you guys have so many good handsets and so many people want a tablet to match BUT now we’re gonna have to turn elsewhere because no one is gonna give you $700 for a tablet.

  • Chris Noland

    ok… $700 is just plain nutty. Someone that did the business case on this thing was smoking something really strong and needs to share it because I am not buying it. Who in their right mind is going to buy this at 700…on contact…. wow…. I don’t know what the others think but the max I think a tablet is worth is 400, if it is not possible to be profitable at that price point then I am ok with not having one. I have a transformer and it is nice… and cannot think of one reason to spend almost double.

    Like others said the XOOM failed as it tried to position it’s self as a premium product with a premium price… which the market really does not want. A tablet is supposed to be an affordable and easy to use device and unless you are making +500k a year I don’t think $700 is a value product. Get a nice windows laptop for that amount and do 100x more things.

    Am I missing something?

  • BenCaldwell5

    Dear HTC: No.

  • Ogami Itto

    Fuck you too, HTC!

  • DMG

    HTC, have you TRULY lost your f-cking mind? I can buy 2 laptops for that same money. They need to get the f-ck outta here.

    • Eludium Q36

      Guys, AT&T sets the pricing, not HTC, hurl your epithets at the carrier.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331170470 Casey Robinson

    $700!!! What!?—- oh wait no its actually $699.99, thats much much better…

  • Eludium Q36

    I think AT&T knows the pricing is insane but they’re starting high so they have room to discount. It’ll be $499 in a month or so. But they’ll have to fire-sale it at $199 to get big sales (ref HP Touchpad).

  • paxmos

    Man…..they deleted my comment…Damn you Phondroid.com

  • Damon Aldora

    The HTC Jetstream may be a really expensive tablet; however, I think that there is a lot on it that makes it more than worth the price. It has 4G, so it can download fast, a dual-core processor so it can make do with anything you can throw at it, and it has a gorgeous 10.1 inch screen that is perfect for watching movies on. I can say that the Jetstream is on my list for my next tablet. I am a huge movie streamer, and I think the Jetstream would do great if I got one. I use the DISH Remote Access app for all my streaming needs. I love this app because it lets me stream live TV and recorded shows from my 922 SlingLoaded receiver to my phone anywhere I am in crystal clear HD! Whether I am on my way to school, or in another country, I can watch any channel I subscribe to. As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using the app for a long time on my HTC Thunderbolt, and I know it will work wonders on the Jetstream!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLOTEIADMVYKDQXQBWAO6P7XRQ Jim

      This makes no sense. My 32g Asus Transformer ran me about $480, and it has everything you like so much about the Jetstream except the 3G/4G radios. Are the radios worth an extra $220 on contract, or almost an extra $400 off contract? No way. And you also said you’re a huge movie streamer – if you stream over 3G/4G you will run up against your data cap and start paying overage charges very quickly. Unless you stream over wifi. If you’re streaming over wifi, the Jetstream would have zero advantage over my Transformer which, again, sells for hundreds less. The Jetstream may very well be a great piece of hardware, but the pricing scheme is making HTC/AT&T look like knuckleheads who are out of touch with their consumer base.

    • paxmos

      You are a wise man!!!!!!!!!