AT&T customers looking for a shiny new HTC device to purchase will be able to grab the new HTC Vivid starting on November 6. The HTC Vivid is the first phone from HTC capable of connecting to AT&T’s new 4G LTE network, which will expand to 9 markets on November 6. These include Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Athens GA, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas – Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
The Vivid features some pretty nice specs. Like a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel rear-camera with dual-LED flash with a f2.2 28mm wide angle lens (also capable of capturing 1080p video at 60 frames per second), a 1.3MP front-facing camera and 16 GB of internal storage.
If these specs sound familiar, it’s probably because the phone was previously known as the HTC Holiday. We’ve been talking about for a few months now. As expected, the phone will be running on Android 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 3.0, but we expect HTC and AT&T will be pushing out an Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime after the holiday season.
The HTC Vivid will be available in black or white for $199.99 with a two-year contract. It’s nice to see AT&T launch a premium handset with 4G capabilities without tacking on the additional $50-100 premium we’ve been seeing from Verizon. We’re still not sold on the HTC Vivid’s design aesthetics, but we’re willing to look past them because it’s the first high-end phone from HTC on AT&T since Q1 of this year.
What do you guys think of the HTC Vivid? Will it make your shopping list this holiday season?