HTC’s next effort in the Android tablet space, the Puccini, is set to go on sale in the UK from June 27th, it has been revealed.
Leaked last month on 911HTC, the hitherto unseen tablet is to follow in the footsteps of its slightly older brother, the HTC Flyer. Although unlike the Flyer, which runs on Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, the Puccini will be powered by version 3.1 of the slate-optimised Android Honeycomb.
Full technical details are still pretty thin on the ground but we are almost certain that the Puccini will rock a 1GHz dual core processor and a larger, 10.1-inch screen than the Flyer – effectively making it HTC’s answer to the iPad 2.
Pricing details and launch partners have yet to be revealed. However, some retailers are reportedly planning on selling it for £600 for the 32GB 3G model, which would make it slightly more expensive than the closest iPad 2 equivalent.
HTC Flyer owners need not feel let down, though, as HTC is said to be hard at work to rollout an update to Android 3.2 imminently, which is specifically tailored for tablets with seven-inch panels.
Source: Planet Android