HTC Vivid announced with LTE and HSPA+ for AT&T's network, records 1080p video with 60fps

HTC Vivid announced with LTE and HSPA+ for AT&T's network, records 1080p video with 60fps
Look, Ma, it's the HTC Holiday, which lands with the official title HTC Vivid! Regardless of the name swap, AT&T just confirmed all the specs we've been hearing about the handset, which, along with the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, will be the first one to take advantage of the carrier's fresh 4G LTE network.

We have the ginormous 4.5" display with qHD 540x960 pixels that's been whispered down the halls of tech blogs, dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm chipset, 16GB of memory, and "enhanced" 28mm 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, which records 1080p video with... hold on... 60 frames per second! We thought such frame rates are not coming until the quad-core chips, but here they are, according to the official press release.

Of course, we have the newest HTC Sense UI with the fancy lock screen, and the advantages of AT&T's LTE/HSPA+ 4G combo, which allows you to fall back on still decent speeds when you leave the carrier's still-narrow LTE coverage. The best part is that the handset will be available starting November 6 for your usual high-end $199.99 sticker price.

You can use it with DataPlus, which gives you 200MB a month for $15, or DataPro - 2GB for $25 a month. Each additional GB, however, is $10. If you go over the 200MB limit of Data Plus, you get slammed with $15 for each additional 200MB, too. 

AT&T managed to deliver an exciting first LTE handset at a decent price and with almost immediate availability. Now the only thing left is to wait for its LTE footprint to expand beyond the few gateway cities that currently sport it.



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Vivid
  • Display 4.5 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1620 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3
    HTC Sense UI

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