AT&T’s just dropped a boatload of new Android phones on us as they look to prove that they still aren’t all about the iPhone. From high-end beasts like the Motorola ATRIX 2 and the Samsung Captivate Glide to mid-range/entry level offerings like the Pantech Pocket, AT&T Avail and the Samsung DoubleTime, they’ve got almost everyone covered in one fell swoop. Below we give you the scoop on each one.
Samsung Captivate Glide
The device’s name would suggest that this is a mid-range handset, but the Captivate Glide (pictured above) is more than that. With its keyboard, it also boasts a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel 1080p HD shooter, a 1.3 megapixel front camera, a 4 inch WVGA Super AMOLED display, HDMI-out (likely through an MHL port), Android 2.3, HSPA+ 21mbps and more.
Motorola ATRIX 2
The ATRIX 2 looks like a modest upgrade compared to the original. AT&T mentions it has a dual-core processor but doesn’t mention make and model. It also has an 8 megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 4.3 inch qHD LCD display, HSPA+ 21mbps radios, Android 2.3 and more. And as you’d expect, this will be compatible with Motorola’s Lapdock 100.
This phone probably won’t have most of you speeding to the checkout counter, but it looks to be an affordable option for those who want a smartphone without all the “on paper” specs we’ve come to know and dearly love. We’re looking at Android 2.2 (yes, Froyo), a 3.2 inch HVGA display, a 600MHz processor and 260MB of on-board storage for those of you who need space to install their apps (it does come with a 2GB microSD card and the slot can handle up to a 32GB microSD card).
Although the name would suggest this phone would be a pocketable one, the Pantech Pocket brings you a 4 inch SVGA smartphone. At 11.3mm thin and 4.66 ounces light, it isn’t the smallest but it can hold its own in that department. We’re also looking at Android 2.3, a 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, 600MB-2.5GB of internal storage and a 2GB microSD card included inside a slot capable of holding 32GB cards. Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi, GPS – it’s all there, too.
The Avail is manufactured by ZTE and is set to be sold as a GoPhone, AT&T’s prepaid brand. You can expect an affordable package but this one seems to be fairly capable with a 3.5 inch display, Android 2.3, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with video recording, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of RAM and a 2GB microSD card preinstalled.
AT&T’s banking on drawing smartphone consumers from all sorts of financial backgrounds, from the budget conscious to those who want the latest and greatest inside. It’s a huge improvement and a huge commitment compared to 2009 and early 2010 where AT&T was seen as the anti-Android carrier (thanks to its longstanding with Apple as the exclusive American carrier of the iPhone), but what a different a couple of years can make. Read on for full press details (we’ll be adding more images shortly).
AT&T exceeds 2011 android commitment, announces five smartphones
Availability of Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime, Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket and prepaid AT&T Avail, bring total count of new Android devices this year to 19
DALLAS, Oct. 11, 2011 – In January, AT&T* announced plans to introduce 12 Android devices in 2011 and today AT&T confirmed that goal has been met and will be exceeded during the fourth quarter.
AT&T announced today the upcoming availability of five new Android smartphones, the Motorola ATRIX™ 2, Samsung Captivate™ Glide, Samsung DoubleTime™, Pantech Pocket™ and the AT&T Avail™, a new smartphone option for prepaid customers. These smartphones will up AT&T’s 2011 Android lineup to 19, with more planned to follow.
Motorola ATRIX™ 2
The Motorola ATRIX™ 2 combines “extreme power” with “life of the party.” With its 1 GHz dual core processor and access to 4G speeds, entertainment lovers will revel in the ability to quickly download music and video and browse rich web pages in high-resolution on the 4.3-inch qHD display. Capture video in 1080p HD and display it on any size HD monitor with an HDMI cable using Mirror mode. With Motorola’s webtop application, you can browse the web with a full Firefox browser. Dock your phone in the optional HD Station** and browse the web on any size HD TV or monitor, or connect to the new Motorola Lapdock 100**, with optional full keyboard**, to use its multiple window capabilities to surf the web, make a call, send a text, stream a video or run a business application on the large screen all simultaneously.
While the ATRIX 2 boasts a great deal of entertainment value, features such as device and microSD card encryption, enterprise-grade VPN, enhanced Exchange options and personal information management and remote wipe make this device business-ready. Enterprise customers and personal users will enjoy the new free ZumoCast app, giving users hassle-free access to their music, playlists, pictures and videos stored on their computer.
4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
1 GHz dual-core processor
Internal memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card (expandable to 32GB)
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540TFT, with more than 500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
8 MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
Lapdock 100 Accessory
Samsung Captivate™ Glide
The Samsung Captivate Glide is a 4G Android smartphone that keeps you moving with a thin, side-slide QWERTY keyboard and a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor. Running Android 2.3, the Captivate Glide features access to 4G speeds, a 4″ Super AMOLED screen, 8-megapixel flash camera with HD (1080p) video recording and a front-facing camera for video chat.
For the business professional, the Captivate Glide has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for IT policies, task synchronization and global address lookup. Know your information and network are secured with virtual private network access and device encryption.
4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
4-inch 480×800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
Dual camera – 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
Device and SD card encryption
Virtual private network support
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
With its compact design and dual touch screen with a full flip keyboard, Samsung DoubleTime is perfect for texting, multitasking and staying connected to social networks. Running on Android 2.2, DoubleTime boasts a white and pink color scheme and features a 3.2 MP digital camera with a camcorder, voice recognition, a dedicated function key for shortcuts, drag-and-drop widgets, five scrolling home screens and an expandable menu with scrolling panels.
Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
Android 2.2 (Froyo)
microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)
3.2″ full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution
The Pantech Pocket is a slim Android 2.3 device ideal for customers focused on social entertainment and messaging. With a 4.0″ SVGA touch screen display, wide profile virtual keyboard, 4G support, 5MP camera, and access to the Android Market, it is the perfect device for those wanting a wider screen for a better experience with browsing, navigation and entertainment in a one-handed design.
Internal Memory: ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
Support for up to 32GB microSD
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Full touch 4″ SVGA display
Screen size & resolution: 4″ (600×800) 16M TFT
5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
Weight is 4.66 oz
Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots
The AT&T Avail from ZTE is the second Android smartphone launched by GoPhone, AT&T’s pre-paid offering. This device features a 3.5-inch touch screen, 5- megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.3 OS. AT&T Avail provides an affordable option for customers seeking the Android smartphone experience while still maintaining control of their usage and monthly bill.