AT&T Adds Five New Android Smartphones To Lineup

The iPhone 4S may be the hottest smartphone on the market (or close to being on the market) right now, but AT&T knows that iOS isn't for everyone. The company was slow to adopt Android back in the day, but now they're becoming one of the most ardent supporters of Google's blossoming mobile OS. This week, the company cranked the amount of Android phones that it carriers in 2011 to 19. That beats the 12 that they promised for the year back in January. Not too shabby, huh?

The carrier has revealed that they'll soon be carrying five new Android smartphones: the Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and the AT&T Avail (for prepaid users). The Atrix 2 boasts an HSPA+ radio, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 8GB of ROM, 1GB of RAM, a 2GB microSD card, Android 2.3, a 4.3" qHD display, 8MP camera (with LED flash), front-facing camera, 1080p HD video capture, and support for the Lapdock 100 docking computer.

The rest of the portfolio is detailed below, and if you ever wanted more Android from AT&T, well -- don't say they never obliged!

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, Texas, October 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” all at an affordable price.   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. Connect to the new Motorola Lapdock 100 or use the optional HD Station and browse the web on any size HD TV or monitor**.

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.  Users will enjoy the new free ZumoCast app, giving users hassle-free access to their music, playlists, pictures and videos stored on their computer.

    * UMTS 850/1900/2100
    * GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    * 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
    *  Front-facing camera
    * 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
    * On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
    * IPsec VPN
    * 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.

    * UMTS 850/1900/2100
    * GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    * 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 480x800 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)

Samsung DoubleTime™

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.

    * UMTS 850/1900/2100
    * GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    * 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

Pantech Pocket™

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.

    * UMTS 850/1900/2100
    * GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    * 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" (600x800) 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

AT&T Avail™

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.

    * UMTS 850/1900/2100
    * GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    * Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
    * Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
    * 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
    * 5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
    * Seven customizable homescreens
    * Wi-Fi capable

AT&T Android Portfolio

Committed to serving the growing number of Android fans, AT&T now provides more options for customers seeking the Android OS experience at a variety of price points, form factors and through unique services.

In January, AT&T announced its commitment to expanding its Android portfolio by launching 12 new devices before year’s end.  Since February, the company has introduced 12 Android smartphones and two new Android tablets. The Motorola ATRIX 2 and Samsung Captivate Glide join AT&T’s premium Android smartphone lineup that includes the Samsung Infuse™ 4G, Samsung Galaxy S™ II, HTC Inspire™ 4G and LG THRILL™ 4G.
Via:  AT&T
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