CTIA: AT&T Outs 5 New Android Phones, Atrix 2 for $99 on-contract | Wifi Walker, J B Chaparal Properties

CTIA: AT&T Outs 5 New Android Phones, Atrix 2 for $99 on-contract

The Fall hits usually keep coming. Today ATT assimilated partners Motorola, Samsung, Pantech and visitor ZTE to announce 5 new Android handsets due out this Fall. The choice includes large announcements, like a Atrix 2 we saw hints of previously, and some discount phones including usually their second Android GoPhone, a ZTE built ATT Avail. Lots to cover so let’s get right to it. 

The Motorola Atrix 2


We initial got a rise during this device when a Chinese leaker nabbed some hands-on time with a device whose indication array (MB865) mirrored that of a Droid Bionic’s strange indication array (XT865). This lead to a carefree arrogance that a device would be among ATT‘s initial LTE devices. Sadly, LTE has been left on a table, and nonetheless a Bionic’s indication array is no longer utterly so identical (XT875) there’s still many in common between these devices. The Atrix 2 is powered by TI’s OMAP 4430, as in a Bionic, and corroborated by 1 GB of RAM. The PowerVR SGX 540 is clocked during 304 MHz, aloft than in final generation’s phones, and pushes a 4.3″ qHD arrangement that formed on reports from This is my next lacks any arrange of PenTile matrix. 

The Atrix 2 will be a WebTop enabled phone, and nonetheless it will competition HSPA+, LTE is nowhere to be found. With 8GB of on-board storage and a 2GB microSD label in place, there’s copiousness of room for apps and images or videos from a 8 MP shooter on a behind and a VGA front-facing camera, approaching a same span as found on a Bionic. 

What unequivocally sets a Atrix 2 apart, is a price, that is reported to be $99 on-contract and accessible on Oct 16th. That’s copiousness of discount for a complicated dual-core chipset and what is certainly going to be an considerable screen, even if genuine 4G isn’t in a cards.

Samsung Captivate Glide and DoubleTime


The Samsung Captivate Glide could be categorized as a Galaxy R phone as it uses a Tegra 2 SoC and not one from Samsung‘s fast and joins a ranks of new QWERTY inclination from Samsung. The 4″ inclination uses a WVGA SuperAMOLED arrangement and, as approaching from a Tegra 2 device, is using a cores during 1 GHz and is corroborated by 1 GB of RAM. The phone sports 8 MP rear-facing and VGA front-facing cameras and is brimful with a craving program that has turn de rigueur from Samsung of late. Given a assertive pricing on a Atrix 2, I’d be astounded if this phone was labelled higher, nonetheless accessibility and pricing are TBA.


The Samsung DoubleTime is roughly certain to be among ATT‘s cheapest smartphones, nonetheless it has a market, to be sure. The colorful physique (available in pinkish and white) and flip keyboard harkens behind to a LG Envy array creation this a pull towards a content complicated girl market. Like a Envy of old, a DoubleTime facilities dual screens, one touchscreen, and another non-touchscreen usually manifest when a clamshell is non-stop to exhibit a ful QWERTY keyboard. Each shade is usually 3.2″ HVGA (320×480) and a rest of a specs won’t stir anyone with usually 600 MHz on daub from a Qualcomm chipset. Froyo is a Android season of choice, and a 3.2 MP shooter isn’t approaching to stir camera snobs. But if you’ve got a few tweens looking to stay in hold with friends, this could be a right phone during a right price. We usually don’t know what that cost is yet, nor when you’ll have it in hand.

Pantech Pocket


The Pantech Pocket is another value play from ATT, this time in a slim, device whose ergonomics aim one handed operation. What’s many immediately distinguished about a device is a screen, a 4″ SVGA vanilla LCD with a 4:3 aspect ratio. For those innate after 1990, SVGA is 800×600 fortitude and was final seen in a CRT epoch of PC displays. The additional plane pixels (when hold in portrait) yield some-more browsing room, while a tiny form cause creates a device easy to hoop with one hand. There’s not many else to say, a phone looks like a grown adult Tomagotchi, and we don’t consider that’s indispensably a bad thing. Pricing and accessibility are TBA.

ATT Avail


The final entrant is ATT‘s second Android prepaid handset, and their initial ZTE handset. China’s ZTE is set to grow a participation in a States but, like a Pocket and a DoubleTime, this is a discount bin device that’s not approaching to wow anyone. No sum on chipset or opening were given, simply that a phone has a 3.5″ capacitive hold screen, a 5 MP shooter, 512 MB of onboard storage and a 2 GB microSD label preinstalled, and would be using Gingerbread. If you’re looking to try out Android yet a 2-year commitment, we can consider of improved ways, nonetheless travelers looking for a inexpensive fill-in phone competence usually conclude a Avail.

ATT‘s Android choice seems to have something for everone, nonetheless things seem a small iffy during a bottom end. On tip you’ll have inclination like a Galaxy S II, a Atrix 2 and a Captivate Glide. On a reduce finish we’ll now be saying some-more Gingerbread inclination with a Pocket and a Avail. CTIA‘s usually removing started so we can design some-more announcements in a entrance days. Stay tuned. 

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