AT&T announces five new Android phones
Android users, if you were feeling a little neglected because of the iPhone 4S, not to worry as AT&T has announced five new Android phones for you to choose from. They are the Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, AT&T Avail, Pantech Pocket and the Samsung DoubleTime.
Starting with the Samsung Captivate Glide (pictured above), users can expect a smartphone with a slideout QWERTY keyboard with NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor under the hood. It will sport 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera capable of 1080p HD video recording, a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 4” Super AMOLED display with Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 on board.
Next up is the Motorola Atrix 2, which sports a dual-core processor along with an 8MP camera capable of shooting 1080p HD video recording. It too will come with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 4.3” qHD display, and Gingerbread 2.3.
Now if you’re shopping on a budget, AT&T will be offering the Samsung DoubleTime, which based on its specs isn’t a smartphone that will be burning a hole in your wallet any time soon. Customers should expect a 600MHz processor with a 3.2” HVGA display along with Android’s Froyo 2.2. It will also come bundled with a free 2GB microSD card.
Next will be the Pantech Pocket, which based on its design is a rather unique looking phone. It will feature a 4” SVGA display, a 5MP camera, a microSD card slot and will run on Android’s Gingerbread 2.3.
Last but not least is the AT&T Avail, which is a phone by ZTE and was designed for AT&T’s prepaid brand. Expect a 3.5” display with a 5MP camera, 512MB of RAM and a microSD card (2GB comes preinstalled) and Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 on board.
AT&T Offers ZTE Zmax 2
Now here is a handset from the folks over at ZTE which intends to provide a sense of continuity, although this time around you will not be able to pick up the Zmax 2 from T-Mobile, as ZTE has decided on AT&T to be their US partner and mobile carrier for their latest phone. In fact, this device falls under the mid-range segment of things, where it will just cost $149.99 unlocked, now how about that for affordability?
That kind of pricing would see you end up with a 5.5” 720p touchscreen display, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus Audio, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice. [Press Release]
ASUS Zenfone 2E Becomes AT&T Exclusive
You can be forgiven for being confused about ASUS’ Zenfone 2 range to date, and here is yet another model that will add to the brouhaha. I am referring to the ASUS Zenfone 2E, where it has just been announced to be an AT&T exclusive, where you can pick one up for just $119.99 without any contract, and it is also offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid brand.
At that price point, you would get a 5” 720p IPS touchscreen display in return, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 2,500 mAh battery, a dual-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop running underneath Asus’ own ZenUI. Opt from either black or white shades.
AT&T To Deliver LG Watch Urbane In Silver
If you have been hankering after the LG Watch Urbane for the longest time, while being an AT&T subscriber, then here is good news for you. This particular timepiece can be picked up for $349 a pop from AT&T, where it will arrive in a shade of silver to boot. This timepiece will run on Android Wear and is compatible with any smartphone that has Android 4.3 or higher as the mobile operating system of choice.
It is best to use the LG Watch Urbane within the confines of a Wi-Fi network all the time, along with your smartphone, so that you can keep track of notifications, send messages and make use of your Android Wear compatible apps at all times. Sporting a 1.3” circle P-OLED display, the Watch Urbane comes with replaceable 22mm stitched leather straps for more flexible fashion choices, while the integrated PPG Sensor (average pace, speed, heart rate, and distance) ought to keep fitness buffs happy, with a 410 mAh (non-removable) battery that has an all-day battery life. [Press Release]