AT&T Avail 2 image leaks out ahead of GoPhone launchAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
After teaming up on to release the Avail in late 2011, it appears that AT&T and ZTE are getting together for a second go-around. Prolific leaker @evleaks has posted an image of what is said to be the AT&T Avail 2, a device with a trio of capacitive navigation keys and an AT&T globe logo beneath its earpiece. Like the original Avail, this new model is said to be bound for AT&T's prepaid GoPhone brand.
As far as specs go, there's a "3G" indicator in the Avail 2's status bar, suggesting that this will be a 3G-only device. That's not really a surprise, though, considering that AT&T's GoPhone brand doesn't support LTE connectivity. We can also tell by the dock icons and the status bar that the Avail 2 will be running at least Android 4.0 at launch.
There's no word yet on exactly when the Avail 2 might be making its way into AT&T's GoPhone lineup or how much it'll cost once it does. Looking at the Avail 2 and the other phones currently in the GoPhone roster, I wouldn't expect the Avail 2 to put too much of a strain on buyers' wallets. Stay tuned and I'll bring you the launch details for the Avail 2 as soon as AT&T makes 'em available.