HTC Puccini gets official as Jetstream, costs $700 on contract

By Jos · 12 replies
Sep 1, 2011
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  1. The long-rumored HTC Puccini finally has an official name and launch date: AT&T's first LTE tablet will be known as the HTC Jetstream and will be landing in stores on…

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  2. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    The $700 price tag will all but seal its chances of being competitive (in terms of sales) with the iPad2
  3. After the TouchPad storm and the Irene hurricane, no tablet will have real success if it sells for more than $299. Regardless LTE or 3G. They should invent something else. Now its the time of wearable computing. Back to board, gentlemen.
  4. Good luck selling more than 5-20k all I can say lol.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    They are 'a little too positive' about their sales predictions aren't they?
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I know right. Sometimes I find myself just puzzled at how little they know. They really believe they are going to sell these things, when the iPad 2 and the Transformer offer a superior value.

    Well, then again, we think like consumers, what would they know?
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    700+ LOL Good luck selling any
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Wait a minute, the OS is free and it costs more than the iPad? So Apple is able to create the OS and design the Hardware yet HTC can only design the Hardware but charge... More for it?! What is going on with the minds in the people who have the job of pricing these?!
  9. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    hahahaha only in the USA would they try this subsidizing crap, how much without a contract? $1,470? anyone who signs a contract for two years for this thing is a complete nutcase... I wouldn't even pay 700 without!
  10. I agree the first Tablet Maker to see below $299 in masses will win..Till then I won't even look at what they offer. Why do you think the HP TouchPad for $99 brought every website selling it to it's knees...It's all about price!!
  11. Although I have a transformer and a EP121 (great Windows tablet for productivity. The Wacom pen, OneNote and MS journal are great) I can 't see an entertainment consuming tablet worth more than $150.

    For $700+, I want Windows or OSX.

    The problem I see is that for a tablet to be completely portable you need cell connectivity (3 or 4GS). Then you have to deal with ever increasing rates for data consumption.
    Using above scenario, you are better off with a "smartphone".

    I love my EP121. It is not cheap and battery life sucks, but when Windows runs decently on "ARM"
    or hopefully "Tegra 3" with good battery life, then I can justify $700 price tag.

    We all love to knock Windows, but try and find a decent printing app for Android. I have a wireless HP printer, but I can't print my Polaris Office documents, just pictures and web pages.

    In my opinion, the current batch of tablets have "apps", NOT "applications".
    Having said that, I haven't spent more than a couple of dollars for an "app".
    Maybe there are "applications" available, if I was willing to spend more.
  12. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    So even if you spend $700 on it, you're basically sentenced to data caps, which means that you may end up using WiFi in order to get the tablet's full potential with streaming video and what not, which makes getting the contract stupid in the first place.
  13. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Maybe they feel like they only need to sell few at that price.

    I think the over all value is not their in this product segment to price something that high and not be Apple... sorry but I'm being honest.

    It is surely too high a price for me to get as a toy.

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