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The HTC Jetstream, AT&T's first 4G LTE tablet, is overkill. It was designed with something to prove, but that thing doesn't seem to involve anyone buying it. Sure, it's the most powerful Android Honeycomb tablet ever, but its 25-ounce weight and $699-$849 price, combined with difficulty finding apps that spotlight its powerful hardware, make it more a curiosity than a compelling purchase. Physical Description and ConnectivityHTC left nothing out of this tablet, and that shows when you pick up its hefty 25-ounce body. At 7 by 9.9 by .5 inches (HWD) the tablet isn't stunningly thick, but it's heavy. Everything about the build says quality: the cool brushed-metal back, the detail of the slight lip around the glass screen, and the rich color on the 1280-by-800 screen when you turn it on. The Power button and headphone jack are on the top, the volume rocker is on the left side, and powerful dual stereo speakers are on the back. Thanks to the weight, though, this tablet isn't effortless to use. The Jetstream connects to the Internet using AT&T's HSPA+ 14.4 or LTE networks, or Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. AT&T's LTE network is only in five cities right now, although AT&T promises 15 metro areas covering 70 million people by the end of the year.
To make a Android tablet stand out from the crowd, device manufacturers have to offer users something more than just a standard Android experience. Enter the HTC Jetstream by AT&T, a 10-inch tablet that is the first to ride the carrier's 4G LTE network and has optional digital pen input. It's like the HTC Flyer/EVO View 4G but with a bigger screen. Add to that a slick design and you've got the makings of a compelling slate. But are all of those goodies worth the Jetstream's steep price of $699 with a two-year AT&T contract? Read on to find out.The Jetstream has a handsome and distinct look. The majority of the rear of the tablet is a silver brushed-metal surface with an inlaid HTC logo at its center. The back also features two swooping rubberized surfaces, one at the top and one at the bottom (in landscape orientation) that run the length of the device. The top rubber portion provides a nice home for the Jetstream's 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and microphone. It also serves as a removable cover for the tablet's SIM and microSD card slots. The tablet's 10.1-inch display is bordered by a black bezel that, when held in landscape mode, displays the HTC logo on the left side and the AT&T logo on the right side.
Price matters to everyone to some extent. If you're a prospective vendor planning to sell a tablet that, at its cheapest, is $700, you'd better offer something uniquely compelling. Too many tablets are out there vying for consumer attention and, with limited funds, we need a compelling reason to bite. Keep reading to find out if the HTC Jetstream offers one. Although not as light as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G, the HTC Jetstream is still easily portable at 1.54 pounds; however, the Jetstream is noticeably thicker than the Tab 10.1 4G. Still, the Jetstream's smooth, rounded corners make it very comfortable to hold and it never felt awkward in our hands. We'd much prefer something lighter and thinner, but the minimalist design and thoughtful button layout here are welcome. On the front, the Jetstream's rather narrow bezel curves up at the ends, giving it a slightly concave look. In the top bezel are the 1.3-megapixel, front-facing camera and an ambient light sensor. On the tablet's left edge, toward the top, is a long, 1.5-inch volume rocker. On the top right edge is a small, LED-lit power/lock button; to its right is a headphone jack. The bottom edge houses a microphone pinhole and USB input, which can be used to connect the tablet to external power or a PC for file transfers.
There is no question about it, but Verizon has been aggressively attacking the 4G LTE market by bringing out a treasure trove of devices while AT&T sits idly as they await their time to throw open the switches. Rather than waiting for the inevitable, AT&T decided to get things started by bringing to market their very first 4G LTE enabled Honeycomb tablet – the HTC Jetstream. Being HTC’s second tablet after the Flyer, it packs a wallop of dreamy hardware under the hood to complement its ability to surf the web lickity split one day in the future. However, its expensive price point from the onset might seemingly derail its ability to become a successful pioneer for AT&T’s upcoming next-generation data network.The package contains: Following the same design footprint established by the HTC Flyer, the Jetstream looks and feels like a much bigger version of its 7-inch sibling, but it sports a silver and dark grey paint job that’s not bad looking at all! For the most part, it exudes a decent amount of durability thanks to its brushed aluminum casing and soft touch patches in the rear, but strangely, a good tap on the back reveals some hollowness to the tablet.