HTC Jetstream Tablet Computer Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details

HTC Jetstream Tablet Computer Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: We look at the capabilities of the HTC Jetstream and come away impressed. We share our observations with you so continue reading for the lowdown on the tablet computer.
Design and construction
The HTC Jetstream was previously known as the HTC Puccini before it made its way to AT&T. It is the entry of the Taiwanese smartphone and tablet manufacturer to the 10-inch tablet category to rival the likes of the Apple iPad 2, the Motorola Xoom 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The designers and engineers of the Jetstream had overkill in mind when the Jetstream was still in the drawing boards and it is as if the tablet was made to prove something. The tablet has dimensions of 9.9 x 7 x 0.5 inches and tips the scales at 25 ounces. Though the Jetstream isn’t really that wide in the hips, the first thing you notice out of the box is its heft.
To compensate for that, HTC made sure that everything in its build screams quality. The company is known for the build quality of the devices that it floods the market with and it doesn’t break with tradition in the case of the Jetstream. In fact, no expense was spared to ensure that the tablet comes with a premium build quality as evidenced by the hefty price tag that comes attached to it.
The Jetstream still has that aluminum unibody construction and the brushed aluminum back of the tablet gives way to a comfortable grip due to the fact that it curves gently to the edges. Also, there are no hard edges found on the Jetstream so it doesn’t dig into your palms just like the way the Motorola Xoom did. It is a pain to hold single-handedly though due to its weight and you might find yourself going back to holding it in landscape after a while.

Under the hood of the Jetstream
The externals of the Jetstream gives off the impression of beauty but the insides of the tablet make it an absolute beast. HTC clearly didn’t skimp on the internals of the device and we see the components of the Jetstream easily edging out the competition.
Based on the SnapDragon platform, HTC and AT&T worked together to give the Jetstream components under the hood that will definitely set it apart even from the high-end competition. The Jetstream packs a QualComm APQ8060 SnapDragon SoC with MDM9200 at the heart of its operations. This involves a Dual-core Scorpion CPU running at a clock speed of 1.5 GHz generating the brunt needed for the computing power of the device. A dedicated Adreno 220 graphics engine on the other hand ensures that all graphical concerns are taken care of and out of the way.
As for its system memory, the Scorpion CPU of the Jetstream has a full gigabyte of LPDDR2 RAM at its disposal and the combination of the processor and RAM complement each other for a very efficient running of Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the Jetstream’s operating system of choice. Its internal memory is pegged at 32GB which can further be expanded since the device supports memory expansion with its dedicated media card slot.
The display of the Jetstream
In terms of its display, the Jetstream got a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen with active digitizer capabilities. It has a WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 so you can watch all the videos you want in their 720p glory. Sad to say, the pixel density of the Jetstream’s display is pegged at just 150 pixels per inch and results to pixel getting spread in columns. This leads to the icons and images having a bit of a striped appearance.
This snag however is compensated by the tablet’s excellent viewing angles and exceptional sunlight legibility. Bring the tablet outdoors and have its brightness cranked down to just 50% and you still wont have problems seeing what’s on the screen as if it still is set to full brightness.
The shooters
Another reason for overkill is the camera department of the Jetstream. It boasts of an 8-megapixel rear shooter that is also capable of recording 1080p video clips. The question though is would you really use a bulky tablet to snap a Kodak moment when you see one? The 1.3-megapixel front snapper of the Jetstream is more to our taste though even if it will only see use in video calls and taking of self-portraits.
The bottom line
All in all, the HTC Jetstream is a very capable tablet bordering on overkill. Its classic HTC good looks blend well with the internals of the tablet but the hefty price tag attached to the Jetstream might have prospective buyers going somewhere else.
HTC Jetstream Tablet Computer Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 1,100.00
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