Enterprise Mobility: HTC Jetstream Honeycomb Tablet Packs Roomy Display for Scribe Pen
AT&T has been selling the HTC Jetstream tablet since Sept. 4, but eWEEK didn't get a chance to evaluate HTC's first Long-Term Evolution/Evolved High-Speed Packet tablet until we received a review unit the week of Oct. 11. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet is certainly speedy, sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual-core processor that allows users to flit comfortably from one application to the next with a few flicks of the touch screen, which is 10.1 inches of WVGA display real estate with a resolution of 1280 by 800. Our favorite application on this tablet is the digital writing hardware/software combination of the Scribe digital pen, which lets users take notes and doodle. At $699 on contract, the tablet is probably too pricey for most users, especially when the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire is coming Nov. 15. But we had a blast playing with this device. Check out our screens below.
Jetstream Weighs In
The Jetstream is an average looking tablet until you power it on. One thing we were immediately put off by was its weight, which tips the scale at 25 ounces. That's 1 pound, 9 ounces at a time when the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which has same display dimensions, weighs less than 1.3 pounds. Apple's iPad 2 is also around 1.3 pounds.