November 20th bringing Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and Samsung Captivate Glide to AT&T
Not to be confused with the LG Doubleplay, the Samsung DoubleTime is a decidedly low budget affair with a 600MHz Qualcomm processor and a 3.2 inch display with resolution of 320 x 480. There is 260MB of onboard storage and a microSD slot. On back is a 3.2MP camera and the phone is powered by Android 2.2. With its clamshell form factor, the DoubleTime comes with a 2GB microSD card out of the box.
ill-fated Samsung Glyde. While the latter was a featurephone with a slideout QWERTY and a capacitive touchscreen (unusual for a featurephone back in the day), the new Captivate Glide also has a side sliding QWERTY, although this model is equipped with a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen offering WVGA resolution. Under the hood is a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with 1GB of RAM. On board is 8GB of native storage that can be expanded to as high as 40GB using a microSD card. An 8MP camera shoots video at 1080p while on front, a 1.3MP shooter takes self portraits and handles video chats. Android 2.3 is installed out of the box.
Finally, the Pantech Pocket will also be launched this coming Sunday for AT&T. With a name like "Pocket" you would expect the device to fit in your, ahem, pocket and this model will. What sets this device apart from other Android smartphones is the 600 x 800 resolution on the 4 inch display. 600MB of native storage comes with the handset and the 5MP camera on back captures 720p video. Android 2.3 is running the show.
Check out the video below for more information on the trio along with a couple of other models.
1. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Don't let the 4" screen of the Pocket mislead you -- that is a large screen.
The problem with the average American is that they don't remember their geometry or trigonometry lessons. The screen size is measured diagonally meaning phones these days with large screens tend to have long length but narrow widths. One reason for the narrow widths is that the human hand is only so big.
Here are two phones each with 4.7" screens measured diagonally -- the Echo (when both screens are placed on top of each other) or the HTC Titan. Trust me when I say the HTC Titan doesn't have the same viewing area as the Echo.
Here's my point, the screen size (be it 4" or 4.3" 4.5", or even 4.7") doesn't speak to the entire viewing area. I like to surf the web and prefer to read webpages in portrait mode. The "Pocket" will give me a much better experience than say my Triumph.
I really wish the carriers or the manufacturers would displace the viewing area or the physical dimensions of the screen. By the way, using "pixels" doesn't work since the size of the pixels is standardized.
2. JGuinan007 (Posts: 662; Member since: 19 May 2011)
What about the Samsung Galaxy Note!? It has a big screen and it will give you a better experience reading web pages in portrait.
3. downphoenix (Posts: 2975; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
the pantech pocket looks pretty neat, the specs are a little light but its good to finally see a touchscreen phone that isnt a mere rectangle.