HTC “Puccini” Honeycomb Tab To Be Unveiled June 27th

We have been covering plenty of news from the tablet market recently, such as Amazon’s Android tab, Microsoft’s Windows 8 tab and the Archos Arnova 7. We are now going to talk about HTC’s next tablet PC which will succeed their Flyer model.

The new tablet we are talking about is codenamed “Puccini” and is said to be much larger and more impressive than its predecessor, the Flyer. Electric Pig reports that Puccini is set to be to headline the show at a press event in London on June 27th, which HTC are currently sending out invitations to. It is almost certain that the new Android tablet will be unveiled.

It is widely believed that when the Puccini launches it will ship with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, with 4G capabilities and no stylus. The Puccini will be purely touchscreen and sport a 1280 x 800 pixel display. This will be the heavyweight Android tablet that steps into the ring with Apple’s iPad 2, this should be a very intriguing match up. Apple still dominate the tab market, but Android are quickly catching up.

It has however been reported by IT Pro Portal that there will be no HTC Puccini launch on Monday. Those words come from HTC who confirm there is an event taking place but have denied the new line of HTC products will be showcased. How many times have we heard that before though? The question is, if the Puccini is launched then how much would you be willing to pay? It is expected to be more than the Flyer’s £600 price tag, so leave us your thoughts on this.

  • MC L

    If it is launching later than beginning of July and at a price that is more than £600, it will likely lose a lot of business to Lenovo Thinkpad Honeycomb Tablet, which comes with stylus and is launching soon (reportedly June 28) at a price tag beginning at US 499. I am not sure if the difference of having a 4G on the HTC Puccini will make a lot of impact.