Rogers to release the HTC Puccini LTE

Ian Hardy

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.
(Thank tipster!)

  • Jay Jay

    After having been fired from my job today, reading this just made my day! Great work Rogers, just please include the pen at no additional charge

  • Victor

    @Jay Jay You’ll probably have to wait a while after launch for that to happen.

    I’m just waiting to see what the HTC smartphone will be. Probably GSM Vigor?

    • Victor

      oops. Forgot about the Holiday. Its probably the Holiday.

  • Skrutor

    Decent specs but unbelievably expensive. There better be some serious subsidizing on thier contract plans.

  • swb1983

    This is the best news I have heard in a while. I have been waiting for this tablet since I first heard about it. Yay Rogers!!! Let’s hope pricing is better than the US.

  • Matt

    Damn it I read it as “HTC Punani” on my twitter feed. Can’t wait for the release though! :D

  • Justin J

    Holding out for the Amazon Hollywood.

  • Trevor

    Victor, I’m with you! I’d love to see a gsm Vigor though the Holiday seems more likely.

  • brando

    Sweet its coming to Canada just gotta start saving hard now was thinking of the flyer but now for sure this bad girl

  • GMan

    I am so torn between a wifi only and a 3G/4G/LTE tab. I’m thinking I’ll probably use it mostly at home or at a cafe so wifi sounds good.

    But then there are time when having data anywhere is just so convenient.

    But then will I even bother whipping out a 10 inch tab while I’m out and about?

    AHHHH! Somebody enlighten me!

    • Sean

      Wifi tablet and phone with a wifi hotspot

    • Adam

      I whip out my 10 incher most everywhere I go.

  • Natasha

    this is 849 outright ? I thought 599 for the sgs2 is pretty expensive and the maximum price wow. and is 10 inches a joke ? Honestly nice specs and all but no way that can be a phone. my 4.3 inch touch screen Is already awkward enough to hold.

    • Victor

      Its a tablet.

    • PWN3D

      That’s right, missy. Now back to the Kitchen.

  • Natasha

    excuse me. I don’t even cook so don’t tell me something so stupid like that. I actually know more about phones than the majority so I’m anything but a ‘house wife’ . I’m only 17 but even if I was, that’s very degrading. women are equal to men. so if anything you should be in the kitchen for making some unrelated idiotic comment like that. k bye :)

    • PWN3D

      I’m sorry, but i can’t hear you over the stove fan… mind turning that off please? Once done.. please proceed to the laundromat.. k bye :D

  • Phil

    If she knows more than the average person, on any subject, this explains why our world is such a kluster F#¢{

  • bizmo

    natasha got pwn3d by a ten inch phone lol

  • bizmo

    the only useful information i got from this entire thread is that cluster should always be spelled kluster for dramatic effect