HTC Jetstream 10.1-inch tablet coming to AT&T Sept. 4 for $700

AT&T announces the upcoming availability of its first 4G LTE tablet, the HTC Jetstream, but its price may shock you.

HTC Jetstream
The HTC Jetstream is AT&T's first 4G LTE tablet. AT&T

The long-rumored HTC Puccini tablet is finally landing at AT&T on September 4 as the HTC Jetstream, but prepare yourself for some sticker shock.

The Jetstream will cost $699.99 with a two-year contract, and for the price, you're getting AT&T's first 4G LTE tablet and the carrier's first Android 3.1 Honeycomb device. AT&T's LTE network is expected to go live in five markets this summer, but the tablet is compatible with carrier's HSPA+ network.

The Jetstream also offers a 10.1-inch WXGA HD touch screen, Qualcomm's dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera. The tablet features HTC's Sense user experience and can be used with the HTC Scribe digital pen. AT&T is offering the accessory at no additional cost for a limited time.

Though the Jetstream sounds like a perfectly fine tablet, the exorbitant price tag is really off-putting. I don't understand the logic in pricing the tablet so high. What do you guys think? Is anyone thinking of buying this?

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.


Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments