AT&T has announced its new line of Android phones hitting stores in time for the fall and holiday seasons. There’s a pretty good helping of affordable smartphones here, and just about everything is being touted as 4G compatible with AT&T’s HSPA+ network.
The Motorola Atrix 2 has a 4.3” HD touchscreen, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The phone will be 1080p compatible, and can record 1080p video. With a 1 GHz browser, the Atrix 2 should prove to be a pretty solid media and entertainment streaming device. There are also some extras for those in the business world, including microSD card encryption, enterprise-grade VPN, and the ability to wipe all data remotely.
The Samsung Captivate Glide has a 4” Super AMOLED screen with a side-slide QWERTY keyboard, and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The device can stream and record in 1080p, and has a front-facing camera. This is a phone targeted towards the business world, featuring Exchange ActiveSync support for IT policies and task synchronization. VPN and encryption capabilities are also included.
The Samsung DoubleTime is an Android 2.2 Froyo phone with a 3.2” dual-touch screen. The DoubleTime has a full flip QWERTY keyboard, and is being marketed as a social media friendly phone, with scrolling home screens and an expandable menu.
The Pantech Pocket is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread device with a 4” SVGA touchscreen and a wide profile virtual keyboard. The Pantech Pocket is more of an entertainment streaming device, with an internal memory of 600 MB. It does support microSD cards, up to 32 GB. The phone can play and record in HD.
The AT&T Avail is one of the few GoPhone compatible smartphones, making it perfect for pay-as-you-go customers. The Avail has a 3.5” touchscreen and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Like the Pantech Pocket, it has little internal memory (512 MB), and is better as a media streaming device.
There are lots of affordable offerings here, and the AT&T Avail looks like a very solid offering for those with a disdain for contracts who still want to move into the smartphone age. All five phones will be available soon, and AT&T promises more Android offering by year’s end. Keep watching for more information about those devices. For full spec information, check out AT&T’s press release here.