AT&T announces five new Android phones

AT&T is kicking off the CTIA Wireless Enterprise & Applications 2011 show by announcing five new Android devices for its expanding line-up, all of which are set for a release very soon. AT&T originally promised 12 Android devices in 2011, and the company says they have exceeded this by offering 19 new Android phones this year.

First off is the Motorola Atrix 2, which is the successor to the original Atrix and comes with some minor specification upgrades. The new device will come with a larger 4.3” qHD display, a faster “4G” HSPA+ modem with support for 21 Mbps downstream (note that is not actually LTE 4G), 8 MP camera with flash and 1080p video recording, and Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” pre-installed. The device will be available on October 16 for US$99 on a contract.

Next up is the Samsung Captivate Glide, a sliding QWERTY device with a 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display. Along with this you get a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB of RAM with 8 GB of internal storage, 8 MP rear camera with flash and 1080p video recording, and again “4G” HSPA+ 21 Mbps network speeds. This device was previously thought to be a Galaxy S II-device with a keyboard, but as it has just a Tegra 2 processor and not the Exynos SoC, this is not the case.

Keeping on going with the releases and there is the Samsung DoubleTime: a low-end device with Android 2.2, 3.2-inch HVGA display and what appears to be a clamshell flip-out QWERTY keyboard. It’s powered by just a 600 MHz Qualcomm single-core processor and should be released for a relatively cheap price considering its specs.

Next is the Pantech Pocket, which appears to be a weird square-design phone with a 4-inch SVGA display; yes, that’s an 800 x 600, 4:3 aspect ratio display that’s probably unsupported by many apps. The device is focused on messaging and “social entertainment”, and also comes with a 5 MP rear camera with flash and HD video recording, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and unspecified processor/RAM combination. This device will probably be mid/low-range, so no doubt it will be powered by a single-core processor.

Finally, the last new Android device announced today is the AT&T Avail, manufactured by ZTE. It will be a cheap pre-paid device with a 3.5-inch display, 5 MP camera, 512 MB of RAM with an unspecified processor and powered by Android 2.3.

Images via AT&T

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I am glad that I got my Samsung Infuse 4g before these phones came out. At&t needs to get on the ball with the Gingerbread update for this phone.

Guess gotta do some cheap phones but The Atrix 2 looks decent and the Captivate 2 also looking good. The rest are cheapies obviously but more Android FTW. I wont be getting anything for a while, totally satisfied with my SGS2!

Samsung Captivate Glide. Without a doubt.

I did not know that are cell phones are now our potential girlfriends when we walk into a clu......excuse me, a network operator's store and say "so many disgusting pHOneS in one place".

Must get with the times.

At some point this will result in Android developing a "cheap" / "OS for the poor man" image, with iOS and Windows Phone being the more exclusive options.

.Neo said,
At some point this will result in Android developing a "cheap" / "OS for the poor man" image, with iOS and Windows Phone being the more exclusive options.

Android, the Skoda of operating systems.

Vice said,

Android, the Skoda of operating systems.


More like Dacia... Which is quite fitting looking at Android's interface compared to that of others.

.Neo said,
At some point this will result in Android developing a "cheap" / "OS for the poor man" image, with iOS and Windows Phone being the more exclusive options.

Oh, I think it's had that image for quite some time now. Now, if it is cheap enough (haven't looked at the site yet), I might consider picking up one of those Avails to replace the old Samsung Solstice that I've been using till I finish up my AT&T contract sometime next year. What's really funny is that they look nearly identical, other than the Avail having a larger screen.

.Neo said,

More like Dacia... Which is quite fitting looking at Android's interface compared to that of others.

this is a good one )

.Neo said,
At some point this will result in Android developing a "cheap" / "OS for the poor man" image, with iOS and Windows Phone being the more exclusive options.

Why do you say that? Are you judging the UI? Because that is subjective don't you think. Because i think WP7 should be free on contract.

Someone please explain to me why they removed the fingerprint reader from the Atrix?... I have the first Atrix and I still believe that it's the most awesome device in the market!

The Stark said,
I've never seen so many disgusting phones in one place. Yuck.

the motorola doesnt look all bad but the rest are yes disgusting I agree.

tanjiajun_34 said,
I don't find Galaxy S2 or Xperia Arc looks terrible?

You're right! But I mean Android only runs fluid on a very expensive, top-notch phone like the Galaxy S II or Xperia Arc (S).

Look at Acer's new Windows Phone. Low-cost and still very fast and no lag. (same specs as my Omnia 7, and it runs like a animal )

Jarrichvdv said,

You're right! But I mean Android only runs fluid on a very expensive, top-notch phone like the Galaxy S II or Xperia Arc (S).

Look at Acer's new Windows Phone. Low-cost and still very fast and no lag. (same specs as my Omnia 7, and it runs like a animal )

I bet you are those people who just play with phone UI all day long. Well iOS and Android people have much better things to do Have fun scrolling up and down

The Stark said,
I've never seen so many disgusting phones in one place. Yuck.

Are phone company deliberately making these look so horrible because they have to sell them cheap?

tanjiajun_34 said,
I bet you are those people who just play with phone UI all day long. Well iOS and Android people have much better things to do Have fun scrolling up and down

How is scrolling down for more apps different than swiping left and right?

tanjiajun_34 said,
I bet you are those people who just play with phone UI all day long. Well iOS and Android people have much better things to do Have fun scrolling up and down

Well, have fun with your weird form factors with unsupported resolutions.

Android, the new Windows Mobile!!

The Stark said,
I've never seen so many disgusting phones in one place. Yuck.

Samsung and Moto ones look ok... But the rest however,...

The Stark said,
I've never seen so many disgusting phones in one place. Yuck.

Really? Well you are on the right site for it. Pretty soon you'll see WP7 phones too.

sopharine said,

Are phone company deliberately making these look so horrible because they have to sell them cheap?

The phone companies don't dictate what the UI of the phone will look like. The manufacturers do.

Would you rather sell a few expensive phones to a few people, or sell a TON of cheaper phones to the masses. Yeah, the iPhone 3 series is cheap now, but the 4 isn't.

The Stark said,
I've never seen so many disgusting phones in one place. Yuck.

Soldiers33 said,

the motorola doesnt look all bad but the rest are yes disgusting I agree.

Agreed. I actually like the look of the Atrix 2. But the rest are pure ugliness personified.