AT&T Android Smartphones Announced at CTIA; Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung DoubleTime and More (Video)

October 11, 2011, By Leo Xavier

AT&T has added five new smartphones into their Android line up at CTIA: the Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and the AT&T Avail. These handsets up AT&T’s 2011 Android line up to 19, and the carrier has promised that they  will be unveiling more in the near future.

Last march at CTIA, the carrier became a head turner by announcing their intentions to purchase T-Mobile US.

Although the announcement this time around is a bit more modest, the carrier is still hoping to give us a big treat by introducing new handsets right on time for the holiday shopping season.

 

First up is the long anticipated Motorola Atrix 2, the successor to the original Atrix which was a smash hit. The Atrix 2 is also expected to become a hit since it comes with features such as a 4.3-inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540, an 8MP camera on the back, a front-facing cam and 1080p HD video capture.

The device, which runs Gingerbread, also comes with HSPA+ 21Mbps and boasts a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, and the microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 32GB.

 

The Samsung Captivate Glide, which is a QWERTY-packing device, comes equipped with a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and runs Android 2.3. The device also features a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU.

You will also get 21Mbps HSPA+, an 8MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front-facing cam, 1080p HD video capture and HDMI playback. The device will be available in AT&T stores and online on October 16th with a price tag of $99 on a two year contract (no rebate).

 

The Samsung DoubleTime, which is definitely a low-end device, is a clamshell QWERTY device and comes equipped with two capacitive touch screens – an external and an internal. Therefore it is a bit thick.

The handset sports a 600MHz Qualcomm CPU and runs the Android 2.2 “Froyo” OS. The device also has 260MB of RAM.

The device would have done awesome a few years ago. It seems to be aimed at first-time smartphone buyers who are looking for a crazy new phone design. Let’s wait and see how this new device does. And by the way, the device comes in white and pink.

 

Next up is the Pantech Pocket, which is a candybar Android 2.3 device. The device comes with a 4-inch SVGA 800 x 600 display.

It also comes with a 1GHz CPU, a 5MP rear facing camera with flash and HD video capture (most probably 720p). The carrier hasn’t announced anything regarding the pricing of the device, but we can expect the device to be released on November 6th.

 

And last but not least is the AT&T Avail, which is a new smartphone option for the carrier’s prepaid customers. The device has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, and it runs the Gingerbread OS.

The device also offers a 5MP rear camera, and it comes with 512MB of RAM, 512 MB ROM and a 2 GB microSD card.

We are hoping to learn more regarding the missing details of all the devices before the end of the show. We will keep you updated. So stay tuned. For now, just check out the video and place your comments in the box below. Which device have you selected for yourself?

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