Lost in the current wave of news following the Department of Justice suit against the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, the carrier has announced that it will launch its first LTE tablet in the HTC JetStream 4G this Sunday, September 4th. The tablet will be launched forÂ $699 with a new two-year contract and a new 3GB $35/month data plan.
While the data plan and pricing are to be expected, the JetStream 4G also marks the first time that AT&T is subsidizing tablets, though the unsubsidized pricing of $899.99 is sure to make many raise an eyebrow, as it’s $70 more expensive than the 64GB iPad 2 3G+Wi-Fi model. Continue reading for the specifications.
The tablet features Android 3.1 (Honeycomb), HTC Sense, a 10.1 inch WXGA capacitive touch display, Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual core processor,Â rear 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, MicroSD slot supporting up to 32GB cards, Bluetooth, and will operate on AT&T’s dual-band HSPA and LTE networks on the 850/1900 and 700/AWS bands respectively. As a bonus for the early adopters, the HTC Scribe digital pen will also be bundled into the tablet for a limited time, which by itself is an $80 value.