Earlier this year, AT&T promised a total of 12 new Android devices by year’s end. With the latest announcement of 5 new phones available now, the wireless carrier has met and exceeded its commitment to the Android community with some time left in the year to spare. Today we take a look at all give of the phones, and let you know which ones you should be considering to fit your smartphone lifestyle.
The latest phones announced should give the consumer a wide variety of options to choose from:
Speed and Power: Motorola Atrix 2
The Atrix 2 is one of AT&T’s premier smartphones available with all the power and speed to get some major work done with its 1Ghz dual-core processor, 1Gb of RAM, and 4G network capability. If the 4.3inch screen isn’t large enough to view those PowerPoint presentations, you can dock the Atrix 2 with the lapdock accessory for a laptop-feel from your smartphone. Add that with the 1080p video recording and 8mp camera for pictures, and you’ve got an all-in one device.
Flexibility: Samsung Captivate Glide
Doesn’t matter if you’re a new-school touch-screen wiz, or an old-school keyboard junkie, the Samsung Captivate Glide gives you the best of both worlds with a large 4.0 inch display with enough room for a virtual keyboard, and a horizontal slide-out (or should I say “glide” out) keyboard if you really need to bang out some text messages or emails. The Captivate also sports a 1Ghz dual-core processor with 1Gb of RAM and 4G network speeds. The Glide also has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for IT just in case you want to use the Glide to get to those corporate emails and calendar events.
Accuracy: Samsung DoubleTime
If you want to be fast and accurate at sending message via a smartphone, a physical keyboard is the crowd-favorite. The Samsung DoubleTime offers a full flip keyboard so you can text with the best of them. The DoubleTime also lets you easily connect to your social networks for quick communication with your friends, family…and followers.
Entertainment: Pantech Pocket
Need a wider screen to view videos and status updates? The Pantech Pocket’s claim to fame is its wide 4inch touch screen display and keyboard. If you REALLY like to browse the web and consume content, the wider screen and keyboard gives it a more enjoyable entertainment experience. With 4G speeds, you are guaranteed less buffering while catching up on your favorite web-series.
Affordability: AT&T Avail
If you’re not really feeling wireless contracts, but still want a capable Android device, The AT&T Avail from GoPhone offers a users the ability to enjoy all of the features of an Android smartphone without the grief of dealing with a monthly wireless bill.
With the exception of the Samsung DoubleTime (running 2.2), all of the above smartphones are rocking the latest 2.3 “Gingerbread” smartphone OS…that is until Ice Cream Sandwich is announced, so you can rest assured the above phone are packed with the latest Google goodies.
In other words, if you’re an Android fanboy enthusiast, there is another wireless player in town with a heavy assortment of Android devices to choose from. The above is the shortlist of the complete Android smartphone (and tablet) lineup from AT&T, so check them out and let us know what device you choose.