AT&T has been talking all year round about the launches they were going to make in the year, which always seemed to be wrong as there was nothing new released by them. But now, AT&T has released a range of smartphones, 5 of them at the same time, making a total count of 19 smartphones in its complete collection.
The various smartphones announced were Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and AT&T Avail, the last one being for only the prepaid subscribers of AT&T. All of the phones are at the high-range specification level and the Atrix has got the better sibling with the Atrix 2, having the 8MP camera, a larger screen and a dual-core camera.
The Motorola Atrix 2 would be coming with the 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 960×540 pixels and there would be a 1GHz dual-core processor along with it, including a 1GB RAM. To make things better than the Motorola Atrix, the Atrix 2 would be having an 8MP camera which has the 1080p HD video recording capability, and the phone would also have a front camera for the video conferencing. It supports the HSPA+ network of AT&T and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It won’t have the HDMI cable in the phone this time.
The Samsung Captivate Glide would be having the slide keyboard, i.e. the physical QWERTY keyboard as the slide that comes from the side and has a few good specifications, which include the 4-inch touchscreen, with the Super-AMOLED display having a 480×800 pixels screen resolution. It also has the 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 CPU along with 1GB RAM and similar to the Atrix 2, it has a 8MP camera on the rear side having a HD video recording capability, and the front camera is of 1.3MP quality, good enough for the video chat. It supports the HSPA+ of AT&T and would run on the Android 2.3, i.e. Gingerbread operating system.
The Pantech Pocket is a device having a 4-inch screen, a 1GHz CPU and a 5-Megapixel camera and the phone dimensions of 114.7 mm x 7.8mm x 11.3 mm would make it look quite larger and wider than the other smartphones of the same screen size. The Pantech Pocket would be having the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
Samsung DoubleTime – A differently made smartphone with a name that would bring in a lot of expectations, but actually they are not what to talk about. The design is made such that the smaller screen has beneath it, a full QWERTY keypad. It has a 600MHz CPU and a 3.2-inch touchscreen and the operating system version is the previous one, i.e. the Android 2.2 Froyo OS. The phone has to be opened from the side to open up a book like screen/keyboard display.
The AT&T Avail is a phone which has the prepaid customers in mind. This phone comes with no postpaid offers or contracts, and it would be running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It would have a 3.5-inch touchscreen and a 512MB RAM, along with the 5-Megapixel camera.
All of the devices are expected to come out in the market for the AT&T subscribers in the end of the year 2011 or in the beginning of the 2012.