Motorola Atrix 2
Are you an AT&T customer and a lover of all things Android? Then today is your lucky day, as AT&T has announced five new Android-powered smartphones that will soon be joining its roster. First up is the successor to the Motorola Atrix 4G, which is rather fittingly called the Motorola Atrix 2. The Atrix 4G was a pretty high-profile handset for AT&T when it launched earlier this year, and the Atrix 2 continues that trend with a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540) display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and "faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera," a front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 8GB built-in storage, 2GB microSD card, 21Mbps HSPA+, Webtop compatibility, and Android 2.3 beneath Motorola's custom UI. Expect the Atrix 2 to land on October 16th for $99.99 with a two-year contract.
Second is the Samsung Captivate Glide, a landscape QWERTY slider that we spied yesterday. This one's packing a 4-inch 800x480 Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, 1.3-megapixel shooter around front, 1GB RAM/ROM, 21Mbps HSPA+, and Android 2.3 alongside Samsung's TouchWiz overlay. And once again, we can't forget about that physical keyboard, which is sure to attract more than a few messaging hounds.
Moving on down the line brings us to the Samsung Doubletime. Like its Captivate Glide brother, the Doubletime also features a hardware QWERTY keyboard. Unlike the Glide, though, this one flips open to reveal its 'board. Other specs for the Doubletime include a pair of 3.2-inch 320x480 touchscreens, 600MHz Qualcomm processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, 2GB microSD card, and Android 2.2 beneath TouchWiz.
Next up is the Pantech Pocket, an Android 2.3 device with a unique form factor. The Pocket features a 4-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800x600, which explains the squarish design. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, 2GB microSD card, and the aforementioned Gingerbread OS with a custom Pantech UI.
Last but not least is the AT&T Avail, a ZTE-made Android 2.3 handset destined for AT&T's prepaid GoPhone brand. The Avail's packing a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 512MB RAM/ROM, 2GB microSD card, and Gingerbread.
So there you have it, AT&T-ers. It's good to see the nation's second largest carrier continue to flesh out its Android lineup with a wide variety of handsets, especially considering that AT&T used to be known for its rather thin selection of smartphones running Google's mobile OS. The bad news here is that the Motorola Atrix 2 is the only device of the bunch that AT&T has announced launch or pricing details for, but as usual, we'll pass along more information as we get it. Until then, we've got a brief AT&T video embedded below that offers a short introduction to all five devices, followed by more images of the phones and a press release.
Samsung Captivate Glide
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.
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
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 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)
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" (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
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.
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
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.
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