AT&T once dominated the smartphone field with the iPhone, but now that Verizon and Sprint are in the running, the carrier can’t just rest on its laurels. So, AT&T has just announced five new Android smartphones, including the Motorola Atrix 2, successor to the relatively powerful Atrix from earlier this year. The Atrix 2 has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch screen, 1080p video capture capabilities and HDMI out.
Next is the Samsung Captivate Glide, a successor to the captivate, but with a slideout QWERTY keyboard. It has a 1GHz dual-core processor, powering Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Here are some additional specs:
- 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
It’s clearly not a slouch in the specs department, and a nice follow-up to the moderately successful Captivate, an original Galaxy S device.
The third device is called the Samsung DoubleTime, a dual touchscreen handset with a flip-out keyboard. It’s running Android 2.2 Froyo and only has a 3.2MP camera on the back, so it’s probably a decent choice for those who want a modest step up from regular feature phones with a focus on messaging.
Next up is the Pantech Pocket, and I’ll let AT&T do the talking here:
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.
And finally, we have the AT&T Avail. It’s made by Chinese manufacturer ZTE, and it has a 5MP rear camera and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Big whoop, right? The bright side is that this will be a GoPhone offering, so pre-paid users will have more than just a handful of crappy feature phones to choose from.
Overall, there isn’t anything terribly exciting in this announcement, except maybe the Motorola Atrix 2, but I guess it’s nice to have a little variety and some choices, right?