HTC Puccini 10 inch Honeycomb tablet passes the FCC certification

The rumored successor to the HTC Flyer tablet has just recently passed the FCC certification. The HTC Puccini which is said to be running Honeycomb (Android 3.X) and a 10″ screen was initially rumored to launch in June but has yet to be officially announced by the Taiwanese manufactured. The Puccini will most probably be one of the first Honeycomb tablet powered by a Qualcomm SoC to hit the retail stores (an MSM8260 or APQ8660 and LTE/Wimax radios depending on the SKU). Android 3.X was only Tegra 2 compatible at launch that’s why most OEM have launch NVIDIA powered tablets this year and HTC who’s a close partner with Qualcomm decided to only launch the MSM8255 powered Flyer with Android 2.3X and wait until Honeycomb is finally ported to Qualcomm’s SoC before shipping an Android 3.X product.

It should also be noted that the company has also promised that the HTC Flyer will receive an software update to Honeycomb later this year. Don’t forget to check out my HTC Flyer review here.

Source: FCC via Engadget