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Title: HTC Puccini 10 inch tablet on the way?
An image of what’s purportedly the HTC Puccini has been leaked to Pocket Now, along with some juicy details. They say the Puccini, obviously a codename since no company in their right mind would name a product after the Italian composer who wrote Madama Butterfly, will have a 10 inch screen, run Android Honeycomb, and most mysterious of all it’ll be able to use AT&T’s as yet to be launched LTE network.
Now we sure hope the Puccini isn’t just a 10 inch version of the Flyer, because making a tablet with a single core processor in this day and age would be like building a steam boat to haul cargo across the Atlantic ocean. The June launch timeframe suggests that it’s likely to pack NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor inside, because just about every other tablet that will launch during this summer will use the same chip. If the Puccini really does hit the market in June, does that mean we’ll also see AT&T finally launch a real 4G network during the same month, or will we get some ridiculous “4G ready” excuse similar to how the Motorola Xoom was supposed to use Verizon’s 4G LTE network, but required that you send it in and wait a week while it’s torn apart and put back together?
And since the name is Puccini, it’s seems to be named after Giacomo Puccini, a late 19th/early 20th century composer of such epic operas as Madame Butterfly and La Bohème. So could that point to HTC positioning the tablet as a creative tool for musicians and artists? Why not? Apple has showcased the iPad’s music capabilities to great effect, so it would make sense to show Android lovers that they can make beautiful music together as well.
While this is only a rumor for the time being, since HTC confirmed plans to launch larger Android tablets before the end of the ongoing year.Other mobile phone makers around the world already came to the market with tablet PCs that sport screens measuring about 10-inches, and HTC should join the party sometime in mid-2011, rumor has it. What remains to be seen is whether AT&T would indeed be the first carrier to add the said Puccini tablet to its offering.