I think we all knew HTC was planning to bring at least one 10″ tablet into the market this year, that tablet just might be the HTC Puccini (codename of course) which just came to light through a leaked ROM. The ROM gave us all a few of the following details.
ro.board.platform = msm8660
ro.product.model = HTC PucciniLte
ro.product.brand = cingular_us
ro.product.display_resolution = WXGA resolution (800 * 1280)
ro.com.google.clientidbase = android-htc
ro.build.version.release = 3.0.1
What does this all mean? Well, the CPU is a Qualcomm MSM8660 which is the 1.2GHz CPU that’s found in the upcoming HTC Sensation, except just clocked up to its normal speed of 1.5GHz. The product model of HTC PucciniLte tells us that it’s going to be LTE compatible and the brand shows that this bad boy is headed to Cingular in the US of A for starters. It’s also worth noting the now-normal resolution of 1280×800.
The interesting part about this tablet is that it’s running 3.0.1 (possibly 3.1 at launch), which is Honeycomb, but the tablet has been completely decked out with Sense UI, much like the HTC Flyer. At launch Google wanted to make Honeycomb look nice enough that manufacturers wouldn’t have to come along and maul it in order to differentiate their product too much. HTC evidently didn’t receive this memo; making it interesting to see if they can provide updates for the device in a timely fashion. Feel free to bring this to Australia at any point in time, HTC.