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First Look: HTC Jetstream

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First Look: HTC Jetstream

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The HTC Jetstream brings Sense to Honeycomb successfully, but it prices itself out of most consumers' budgets, while offering little to compensate.

Price matters to everyone from some extent. If your perspective vendor planning to sell a tablet that at its cheapest as $700, you better offer something really unique and compelling. There are too many tablets out there (varying?) for consumer attention and with limited funds we need a compelling reason to bite. I'm Eric Franklin and today we're taking a first look at the HTC Jetstream. The Jetstream smooth rounded corners make it very comfortable to hold that never felt (awkward?) in our hands. Now we much prefer something lighter and thinner but with minimal design and (??) layout here are welcome. Along the vessel is a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and an ambient light (fencer?). On the tablets left edge towards the top is a long volume rocker. On the top right edge a small LED lip power/lock button and to the right is a headphone jack. The bottom edge housing a microphone pin hoe and USP input which can be used to connect the tablet to external power or PC for file transfers. On the back in the upper right corner is a double LED flash enabled 8 megapixel camera. Towards the bottom are 2 speakers on either side of the tablet's rear. Also there is a removable panel that covers the back camera and have the sim card port and micro SD card port. When it comes to performance the Jetstream's viewing angles aren't quite as wide as screens you can better text like the Samsung Galaxy Tab or Asus Transformer. As a result, the image quality deep on the Jetstream screen is viewed from an off angle. ACC as their sense aesthetic to the Honeycomb experience for the first time on the Jetstream and the results are... well, it feels very much like an ACC phone. From the cartoonist look of the icons to the white background of menu. In terms of general system performance, the Jetstream reacted to our command and (bought?) a snappily as most other fast performing Honeycomb tablet. The Jetstream uses AT&T's 4G LT network, that is if you live in one of the very few cities in the US that supports the network. San Francisco where we review the tablet isn't one of those cities and the speeds we experience weren't nearly as quick as what we saw on other tablets using Verizon's LT network. Whether add is $850 no contract price or the discounted $700 2 year contract price, the Jetstream is not worth the money being asked. It's a capable tablet with good design and good performance but offers nothing compelling enough to work the high price. Once again I'm Eric Franklin and this has been the first look at the HTC Jetstream.

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