HTC has entered the final stages of testing for its 10.1-inch Puccini tablet PCs, with volume production slated for June 2011. HTC’s “Puccini” tablet hitting mass production in June with AU Optronics and Wintek pegged as the touch panel suppliers.
Puccini will have a touch panel supporting both resistive and capacitive touch technologies and its touch pen will be able to work on specified software and areas, the sources noted.
HTC is purchasing 10.1-inch touch panels from AU Optronics (AUO) and Wintek for Puccini tablets , while buying 7-inch panels from Cando and Wintek for its Flyer tablets, added the sources.
AUO, after selling its holdings of a 19.9% stake in Cando to TPK Holdings, is integrating its production of touch sensors and touch modules in house, the sources revealed.
Other specs, like the 1.5GHz MSM8660 processor and Android 3.0.1 build, seem to have been culled from that 911sniper leak which DigiTimes graciously cites as “sources in the supply chain.” Of course, the June date has been tossed around before by DigiTimes but it’s good to hear it again so close to the 10-incher’s rumored summer release.