AT&T to introduce several smartphones

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AT&T to introduce several smartphones
Now, here is a piece of news for everyone, who is on the lookout for a new smartphone. First off, we have the HTC Lancaster (previously known as the Memphis) that is expected to hit AT&T stores August 3. It looks like a QWERTY version of the Magic, with its key features being, of course, the Android OS and a unique HTC social messaging user interface.

The Lancaster is to be closely followed by two other HTC phones, - the Touch Pro2 (Fortress) and Touch Diamond2 (Warhawk).  Unfortunately, it seems the documents referring to these two are not up to date as release dates don’t look much realistic. The Touch Pro2 is said to come out on May 25, which, short of a miracle, is not going happen. It will be upgradeable to WM 6.5, but a “WM 7.X refresh” is also mentioned, with a September release date. This would have sounded a lot more plausible if the paper said a WM 6.5 refresh. Also, notice that the keyboard has a num pad, just like an ordinary PC. However, since the spec list says a "five-row keyboard", we figure the final model will have a different keypad. As for the Touch Diamond2, it is listed for release August 24 coming with preisntalled WM 6.5, we can only hope it really is so.

HTC Touch Pro2 Preliminary Specifications

HTC Touch Diamond2 Specifications | Review

If you are getting bored of all the WM stuff, you would probably like to know that first release date guesses for the Palm Eos are already around and according to a leaked presentation, it should be launched sometime in the second half of the year.

Palm Eos Preliminary Specifications

In the end, we have a nice surprise coming from HP. The manufacturer is expected to get back to the smartphone scene with their new iPAQ K3, codenamed the Obsidian. The iPAQ K3 is said to run WM 6.5 when shipments commence November 30. Listed features also include a front-facing QWERTY, 2.8-inch touchscreen, 528MHz processor, 256MB RAM and so on.

While the provided specifications look feasible, the releasedates might not be really correct, because the documentitself seems a bit old. For additional details, take a look at the images!

source: EngadgetMobile, here, here and here



1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008


2. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I'm counting down the days till Jan 2010, then I'll be upgrading to the Fortress. I've been waiting ever since I heard about the Touch Pro 2 to see ATt's variant, and I'm liking it so far. I'm even liking the color scheme, surprisingly.

3. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Man, whats with HTC and their brick PDA phones? The Pro series, Diamond series, and now the Warhawk all look so out dated. Id like to sit down with the design team and ask them if they've seen any of the current PDAs out on the market....The Pro series is a badass series, but C'MON! Make the phone look someone attractive! >:( As for the other two, they look amazing.....visually and down on paper. Awesome grab AT&T. That Lancaster is pretty sweet looking. Thats the kind of style HTC needs to move towards. Also, what does it mean when it says "Exclusivity: CMF"?

4. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't think these are that bad. I mean i would never buy one but I'm sure that there are a lot of people who will.

5. McMillian

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

my contract is going to end in a couple months and I have no clue what I should get??? I wanted to get the Nokia N97, but now that HTC Lancaster is looking really good now, AT&T is stepping up their game.

6. drewsky

Posts: 147; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

You'll probably have to wait.My contract is up now. I really want the Omnia i8910(HD), but more than likely ATT won't pickup that phone. Too much competition for the new Iphone. So we'll see what ATT has this summer, looks pretty good.

7. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009


8. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Your mom is one ugly thing.

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