AT&T launches its first two LTE enabled handsets
AT&T customers have been waiting a long time for the carrier to have its first LTE smartphones available. The only problem is that right now, the carrier has just 9 cities blanketed with LTE service. Starting this morning, AT&T subscribers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Ga. are all able to use the fastest network that AT&T has to offer at no extra cost. Of course, they will have to upgrade to one of the two new phones rolling out today.
At 4.5 inches, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket offers up a larger screen than the 4.3 inch display on the AT&T branded Samsung Galaxy S II, although the Super AMOLED Plus screen retains the WVGA resolution of the latter. A dual-core 1.5GHz processor is under the hood with 1 GB of RAM aboard. 16GB of native storage can be expanded using a microSD card. Pictures can be handled with the 8MP rear camera that captures video at 1080p and the front-facing 2MP camera for video chats and self-portraits. Android 2.3.5 runs the show. According to AT&T's web site, the device is priced at $249.99 with a signed 2-year contract and $599.99 off-contract.
If the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket doesn't do it for you, AT&T also is launching the HTC Vivid. The device also is equipped with a 4.5 inch display, like the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, but is Super-LCD and has qHD resolution. A dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8060 processor is driving the phone, which has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. You can expand your storage by using a microSD card. The 8MP camera on back captures 1080p video at 60fps for smoother playback. If you are interested in video chat, there is a 1.3MP camera on the front. Android 2.3.4 is pre-installed. The HTC Vivid is $199.99 with a signed 2-year contract, or $549.99 off-contract.
Any journey begins with the first steps, and for AT&T its LTE journey begins today with the release of these two LTE enabled smartphones. By the end of the year, AT&T expects its LTE network to cover 70 million people and be in 15 markets.
- Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1850 mAh(7.00h talk time)
- Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1620 mAh(4.60h talk time)
Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 11:56 AM 8
Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 20, 2010
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 12:00 PM 1
Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 3:07 PM 0
Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 12:10 PM 0
Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 3:54 PM 4
Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 12:12 PM 0
Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 1:41 PM 2
Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 06, 2011
posted on Nov 06, 2011, 7:03 PM 1
Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011
posted on Nov 07, 2011, 7:43 AM 0
Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008
posted on Nov 07, 2011, 9:33 AM 0
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):