You'd think that the debacle over the HP TouchPad would have taught tablet makers a lesson or two - but it seems that this isn't the case.
Exhibit A - HTC's new Jetstream tablet, its first Android 3.1 'Honeycomb' tablet. This is a 10.1-inch tablet featuring an HD display, Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, 4G LTE/HSPA+ support and 1080p video capture and playback. It also features compatibility with HTC's Scribe pen.
The bitter pill - price. It's a hefty $699.99 and that's without adding in the cost of the data plan (a two-year contract adds another $35 a month).
Here's the full spec sheet:
- 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