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AT&T to offer 20 4G, 12 Android devices in 2011, and make its network 4x faster

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AT&T to offer 20 4G, 12 Android devices in 2011, and make its network 4x faster
An internal AT&T document, that looks very much like a promotional ad aimed at the public, shows that the carrier is set to offer 20 4G devices in 2011, of which 2 will be "exclusive" and will arrive in Q1.

Also, it seems AT&T may turn into an Android stronghold in 2011, as the document mentions that the carrier will offer no less than 12 Android devices this year.

Furthermore, it will make its HSPA+ network 4 times faster compared to its current speeds, and it will support simultaneous voice and data (allegedly, Verizon will also offer this perk, starting with the HTC ThunderBolt).

We can't verify whether this leak is genuine or not, but if true, it surely bodes well for AT&T's future.

Furthermore, some of these handsets may come relatively cheap, if it's indeed true that the HTC Inspire 4G will cost only $99, while the Motorola ATRIX 4G will be priced at $149. For more info on AT&T's future offerings you can check our Upcoming AT&T Phones section.

source: Phandroid
AT&T to offer 20 4G, 12 Android devices in 2011, and make its network 4x faster

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posted on 31 Jan 2011, 11:23 1

1. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 460; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


Awesome

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 11:27 2

2. ribbonsalmark (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


Nothing about updating those Android phone when updates come out. if AT&T really wanted to secure its place as an Android power house to would allow user to receive manufacturer android OS updates, like on the X10A or the Captivate. Of those 12 phones they plan to release I can beat you that its actually six phones and then six phones of then next model to replace the original six phones cause they will not release android updates and just wait for the manufacturer to release a new phone model with the new android package on it.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 16:35

12. winner (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Could you work on your grammar? This was painful to read. Thanks!

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 11:30 2

3. joe567 (unregistered)


BIG problem..4G doesnt fix deadzones..towers with att ONLY signals and no other contracts..this is a BIG problem for me

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 11:50 3

4. remixfa (Posts: 13969; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


does 4g allow the iphone4 to keep a call connection?

12 whole android devices huh? Tmobile has more than that on sale right now, and if you add in models past, its double that or more. Welcome to the party, but dont pretend your going to be a "leader" lol.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 11:54 3

5. Gcombs (unregistered)


This is a great step for AT&T moving into 2011. offering HSPA+ and launching LTE now that their going to be offering many Android devices they need to make a name for their exclusive Android market like verizon did by calling theirs Droids which they market very well compared to other Android devices.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 12:40 1

6. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


ATT currently offers 8 android phones. The news of the 20 4G devices I can confirm, as well as 12 of those being android. The 2 that are going to be exclusive are the Atrix and one that has not been released to the public...aka: the Blade

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 13:12

9. atrix (unregistered)


which will be better blade or atrix

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 13:09

7. bowarrow0606 (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


Should i get the Atrix?? or wait for the rest of the phones?

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 16:50

13. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


if ur eligible for an upgrade when it comes out go for it because u have 30 days to try the phone. go to an AT&T corporate store to take a look at the phone and ask ALOT of questions b4 doing it

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 13:11

8. spinelessrabbit (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)


just wait til 2nd qtr

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 13:14

10. bowarrow0606 (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2011)


I think im gonna get it, but im gonna get it at costco..
they do have the 90 day return policy..
thats enough time for the rest of the phones to show up.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 13:38 1

11. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


See competition is good. Verizon gets the iPhone and AT&T will bend over backwards to do better. My service is already great where I live, it's good to see it get better.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 16:52

14. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


its good to see AT&T evolving from the i-phone to become a more balanced carrier. theyve been blasted for years about their phones and coverage. since the i-phone isnt the only phone they can offer to lure customers over. i have an i-phone 3g and the atrix looks like the perfect phone for me.

verizon has their lines of phones and we have ours....competition is GOOD lol

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 19:51

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


How bout a release date for my Atrix AT&T?

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 20:37

16. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


I think the Samsung Infuse will be a great phone this year

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 21:52 2

17. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


i love this line - "Layered Technology - Today, we are the only U.S. company committed to both HSPA+ and LTE technologies."

Only "company"? I wasn't aware that every single company in America has plans to migrate to LTE. So is McDonald's makin an announcement later this year that they are going to be turning on their LTE towers? So you are using layered technology so that when you're not on LTE you're running on HSPA+ which contrary to the 21Mbps claims i've not seen it perform beyond current 3G. Also the only other carrier who uses this HSPA+ technology is T-Mobile. That in itself is not very reassuring. So At&t you may be the only US company taking this approach b/c the others are smart enough to invest in a more stable technology. Good luck with that though. So 12 Android phones huh, hmm...cool. Samsung Infuse seems to be a winner.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 23:57

22. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Sprint is looking at LTE, in addition to WiMax,; Verizon has LTE but has to make it work with 3G CDMA (yuck), and T-Mobile has no LTE plans, yet....so, it does seem that the statement rings true, for now. So, it makes sense what the statement is pointing out. CDMA networks are not working on HSPA+, and T-Mobile is ONLY workin on HSP+. Honestly, T-Mobile will be in great shape if they ever go to LTE 4G. Those customers on Verizon's 4G phone will not be happy when they encounter a 3G CDMA zone...big drop in speed.

It will be interesting to see how a Verizon phone handles the switch from 3G CDMA to LTE 4G

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 22:26

18. ninjakamster1@yahoo.com (unregistered)


Increase your pathetic 2gb data cap, thanks!

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 23:45

19. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AWESOME....now hopefully, the updates come out a lot sooner than ...I get 5mbps for download and 1.5 mbps upload, but would like to see official ANDROID OS updates....oh well, I happy with my cappy and the latest phoenix rom.

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 23:48 1

20. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


"Furthermore, it will make its HSPA+ network 4 times faster compared to its current speeds, and it will support simultaneous voice and data (allegedly, Verizon will also offer this perk, starting with the HTC ThunderBolt)."

PONE ARENA, you make it sound like AT&T has to do something to allow this feature...it is already there with 3G, and LTE will be no different. I would believe that Verizon will have this, too, but, unless they can find a good way of doing this between 3G CDMA and LTE, you would have to be in a 4G area with a 4G phone. Sprint actually has somewhat of a simultaneous talk and surf thing going on, but I hear it has big delays....

posted on 31 Jan 2011, 23:50

21. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


PONE?? LOL - oh yeah, and, AT&T, you better do better than 20 some odd percent of the network covered with enhanced backhaul.....per FIERCEWIRELESS.com report.

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