HTC looks to be expanding on the digital pen concept that they introduced with their 7″ Android tablet the HTC Flyer, also known as the HTC Evo View 4G on Sprint. Unlike the Flyer though the HTC Puccini will be running the more current, tablet focused Honeycomb version of Android. To the digital pen, the Puccini will include a dedicated button to activate the digital pen. There are also no physical buttons on the Puccini.
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It seems that HTC has also added some of their own buttons on the Honeycomb toolbar, much the same way that Samsung has done with the just released TouchWiz update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
There is a bunch of standard AT&T pre-installed apps found on the screenshots of the Puccini. This tablet is allegedly headed not only to AT&T but to their 4G/LTE network that is supposed to be up and running by the end of the year in a limited amount of AT&T markets.
HTC has also revamped the Honeycomb keyboard by adding a number keypad.
Absent from the pics at pocketnow are any real clear shots of the HTC Sense UI which was a major part of the Flyer tablet.
On the hardware side the Puccini is supposed to feature two cameras a front and a rear, which are standard with a Honeycomb tablet. There is also a 1.5ghz dual core processor running things on the Puccini. Pocketnow estimates that we are 2-3 months away from launch and that it will definitely be out before the holidays.
There are no numbers on how many HTC Flyer’s that HTC has shipped or sold. They were hoping to make a big splash with college students and business people looking to take advantage of the digital pen, note-taking and audio capabilities.