September 9, 2011 4:24pm
Well here’s some good news for those looking for some additional insight into Rogers LTE plans. With Ottawa already rocking LTE and Toronto scheduled to go live on September 28th, Rogers said they’ll release a few LTE-enabled devices. In the official press release Rogers confirmed “the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE Smartphone; the LTE Rocket mobile hotspot (Sierra Wireless AirCard 754S); Rogers LTE Rocket stick (now available in Ottawa); LTE Tablet from a leading manufacturer; and the previously announced HTC Smartphone.”
The “LTE Tablet from a leading manufacturer” is very mysterious and could very well be the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, but most likely it’s the HTC Puccini that’s listed in the upcoming Rogers on Demand tablet app doc that we just posted.
There’s no word on the when Rogers will release this on their “Beyond 4G” network but the Puccini was just launched on AT&T for $849 outright. This tablet runs Android OS 3.1 (in the above doc it shows Android OS 3.0 – 3.3), has 10.1-inch touchscreen display (1280 x 768 resolution), dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor with Adreno graphics, 32GB of storage, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
The above doc also confirms that Rogers will release the Android-powered Acer Iconica too.
We’ll have more insight into this shortly, hopefully a launch date and pricing too.