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Monday, October 17, 2011

HTC Jetstream LTE Tablet coming to Canada on Rogers

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 11:00 AM

"Available tomorrow to Rogers customers, the HTC Jetstream is the first HTC tablet running on the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system. Beyond blazing speeds, it also boasts a striking design, HTC Scribe™ digital ink technology and the latest in HTC Sense innovation - HTC's unique user experience that puts people at the centre."

HTC and Rogers have officially announced the HTC Jetstream. This nicely loaded Honeycomb tablet will be available in Canada starting tomorrow for $500 on "select three year plans". As far as hardware goes, it has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 10.1" 1280x800 Super LCD screen, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage and a MicroSDHC card slot. It supports Rogers gsm, HSPA, and LTE. One thing that I really like about it is the fact that it has a 7300mAH battery! That should give some descent battery life. One thing I'm not sure I like is the fact that it has some form of Sense on it and it only has Honeycomb 3.1, not the latest 3.2. While it supports the HTC Scribe stylus it will cost you an extra $80. Follow the "Read more" link to see the full press release.

The Jetstream looks like a very nice Android tablet. I would want to play with the interface a little before picking one up but I like the hardware HTC put in it! What are your thoughts on the HTC Jetstream? Will this be your next Android device?

HTC Jetstream™ Cleared For Landing at Rogers

Rogers introduces the first LTE tablet in Canada, HTC's new 10.1-inch tablet for lightweight, portable entertainment at LTE speeds

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Today HTC and Rogers announced the release of the HTC Jetstream™, a 10.1-inch tablet with a Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor. Launching tomorrow on the Rogers LTE network, Jetstream is the first LTE tablet available in Canada.

"The HTC Jetstream combines the intuition of HTC Sense™ with Android Honeycomb to provide a rich multimedia experience on a 10.1 inch tablet at unparalleled speeds," said Rick Babington, executive director, HTC Canada. "Paired with the Rogers LTE network speed and mobility, the HTC Jetstream delivers a powerful set of connectivity tools in one beautifully designed package."

Available tomorrow to Rogers customers, the HTC Jetstream is the first HTC tablet running on the Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) operating system. Beyond blazing speeds, it also boasts a striking design, HTC Scribe™ digital ink technology and the latest in HTC Sense innovation - HTC's unique user experience that puts people at the centre. The HTC Jetstream will also come pre-loaded with easy access to Rogers My Account, urMusic™, Rogers On Demand, Macleans™, Sportsnet™ and the Gameloft store.

"We're thrilled to be the first carrier in Canada to offer a world class LTE tablet to our customers," said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "Rogers was the first carrier in Canada to launch an LTE network which is now available in four major Canadian cities and to more than 5.5 million Canadians. With Rogers LTE, customers have access to speeds similar to broadband connections, making it easier for people to use their devices to download apps, stream HD videos and music or play on-line games, with virtually no delays or buffering."

Streamline with HTC Sense

The HTC Jetstream with HTC Sense allows users to bring what matters most- social networking apps, important information, VIP contacts and more - to the surface. With rich visuals and exclusive HTC Sense widgets, the tablet's five panels transform simple home screens into personalized works of art. HTC Sense is the intuitive, one-touch way to download, surf, and share content with social networks. With the the HTC Jetstream, this means endless opportunities to make the tablet experience truly personal.

Enjoy a Premium Viewing Experience

A metal unibody design surrounds the 10.1-inch super LCD display, delivering cinematic entertainment, immersive gaming and a full-throttle Web browsing experience in a portable package. Lightning fast speeds are ideal for enjoying entertainment with HTC Watch™, featuring a selection of blockbuster movies that can be viewed on up to five HTC Watch-enabled devices.

Rediscover the Power of Ink

Sketch, highlight, take notes, and capture signatures on-site with the HTC Scribe digital pen and HTC Scribe technology™. The HTC Scribe digital pen will be sold separately for $79.99

"Whether you're a student recording a lecture with Evernote® or a real estate agent video conferencing with an out-of town client at a listing, HTC Scribe allows you to customize your HTC Jetstream in a natural, personal way that feels just right," said Babington. "We are thrilled to offer Canadians a customizable tablet experience that encourages great ideas to come to life the moment inspiration strikes."

Specifications:

Platform: Android™ Honeycomb 3.1 with HTC Sense

Display: 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD capacitive touch screen with multi-touch capability with active digitizer

Network: LTE (AWS/700), HSPA+/UMTS Tri-band (850/1900/2100MHz) and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900MHz)

Processor: Qualcomm® APQ8060, 1.5 GHz (dual core) + MDM9200

Memory: 32 GB eMMC, 1 GB RAM, supports up to 32 GB microSD™ (not included)

Battery: Non-removable 7300 mAh

Camera: 8 MP main camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 1.3 MP front-facing camera

The HTC Jetstream is available exclusively through Rogers for $499.99 on select three year plans. For more information, please visit www.rogers.com/lte

About HTC

HTC Corp. (HTC) is one of the fastest-growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

About Rogers Communications Inc.

Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider. Through Cable, we are one of Canada's leading providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com.


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