HTC’s elusive 10-inch Honeycomb tablet has recently passed through the FCC over in the states and has shown off a few of its radio frequencies as well as the blueprint above. The 10-inch tablet — that will no doubt run the shocking looking Sense UI for tablets we wrote about a few months back — will run on 850MHz 3G and since it’s in the FCC over in the US of A, that means it’s headed to AT&T and if imported here, could run on Telstra NextG or Vodafone’s new 850MHz 3G network. But what is interesting about the “Puccini” (codename) is that it supports LTE Bands 4 and 17 (~1700-2100MHz and ~700MHz respectively) which is spot on with Optus’ upcoming 700MHz LTE network and Telstra & Vodafone’s 1800MHz LTE networks; all of which are expected to be up and running by the year’s end.
I don’t know a hell of a lot about LTE (time to do some research) but it would be interesting if HTC’s tablet was one of the first Android tablets to run on an Australian LTE network. There’s no release date on the “Puccini”, though a late-winter date has been thrown around.