Oct 11 AT 1:55 PM Dustin Earley 14 Comments

AT&T announces 5 new phones including Atrix 2, Captivate Glide


Back in January of this year, AT&T made the announcement that they’d be more committed to Android. At the time, they told everyone to expect at least 12 different Android devices to launch before the year closed. With the announcement of five new Android phones, the total number of Android devices released hits 19. So just what kind of phones does Ma Bell have in store for us? There’s a little something for everyone. From the highest of the high end to low-end prepaid devices.

Motorola Atrix 2

The heavy hitter of the bunch is the Motorola Atrix 2. The Atrix was huge when it first came out, and the Atrix 2 is looking to capture some of that success. Not a whole lot has changed when it comes to cold hard specs, but with a revamped display, better camera and compatibility with Motorola’s latest Lapdock 100 and HD Station, the Atrix 2 should do well this holiday season.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB microSDâ„¢ card (expandable to 32 GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540TFT, with more than 500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
  • 8 MP camera and LED flash with faster viewfinder start-up and shutter speeds than a digital camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
  • On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
  • IPsec VPN
  • Lapdock 100 Accessory

Samsung Captivate Glide

The Samsung Captivate Glide was leaked quite some time ago, but this is the first time we’ve really seen what’s inside. Fortunately, the Captivate Glide doesn’t disappoint. A 1 GHz Tegra 2, 21 Mbps data and a full Qwerty keyboard make the Captivate Glide the perfect business phone. The 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture also helps push the Glide past the business realm and into the pockets of just about anyone looking for a solid typing experience.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1 GB RAM/1GB ROM/8 GB Internal microSDâ„¢ to 32G B (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480×800 WVGA Super AMOLEDâ„¢
  • Dual camera — 8 MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Samsung DoubleTime

The Samsung DoubleTime clearly isn’t meant for the professional crowd. With specs that barely rise above 2010 Android standards, don’t expect the DoubleTime to sell like hotcakes. Dual touchscreens and a full physical Qwerty may make the DoubleTime seem like an attractive option for tweens and messaging fanatics, but Android 2.2, 260 MB of memory and a 320×480 display really fall short.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
  • Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • microSDâ„¢ memory card supports up to 32 GB (2 GB microSD card included)
  • 3.2-inch full touch screen display with 320×480 and 480×320 (HVGA) resolution

Pantech Pocket

The Pantech Pocket is another lower-end device that, yet again, utilizes an odd form factor. The Pocket doesn’t flip out to reveal a second touchscreen and Qwerty keyboard like the DoubleTime, but it has an aspect ratio of 4:3 (600×800), which makes the device uniquely square. Specs wise, there’s nothing special tucked inside the Pantech Pocket. At a low enough price point though, AT&T should be able to move a few.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory: ~600MB plus 2 GB microSDâ„¢ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32 GB microSD
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4-inch SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4-inch (600×800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight: 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

AT&T Avail

Last but not least of AT&T’s five new devices today is the AT&T Avail made by ZTE. The Avail is only the second Android device to be released on AT&T’s prepaid GoPhone service. The 3.5-inch touchscreen probably won’t entice anyone to opt for this over from the Atrix 2, but Android 2.3 keeps the Avail up to date when it comes to other devices in the same category.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSDâ„¢ card
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
  • 5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
  • Seven customizable homescreens
  • WiFi capable

With the exception of the Atrix 2, all of AT&T’s newest Android devices will be priced and pegged with launch dates shortly. The Atrix 2 will be available October 16 for an incredibly agressive $99.99 on contract.

Source: AT&T

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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    I am not impressed with any of these truthfully… sorry

    • BiGMERF

      although i will say that the 99 dollar price tag on the atrix 2 is not bad at all

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      Its still nice there’s another dual core phone on the market with a physical keyboard

  • Dragonithe

    Is it possible to put that Pantech Pocket in my wallet? sure does have the shape to do so.

  • Roman

    Captivate Glide = Galaxy R but with 8Mp camera and AMOLED screen?

  • ben dover

    wow, if the nexus prime would have been announced today, these phones would have gone unnoticed! at least by me :)

    Wasn’t the Atrix suppose to be a big deal? now the Atrix 2 is new at $99… doesn’t sound like the Atrix line took off like they wanted it to.

    • johnny

      That price is low due to at&t anticipating the iphony 4s. That makes two dual 1ghz phones for $99 on at&t. I expect holiday to be $199 but drop after a month or two.

  • thaghost

    The at$t avail is Last and Least. Also, the pantech phone should have come with a ffc if they wanna focus on social networking.

  • sap26

    Nothing too impressive here but these phones may very well introduce Android to a whole new audience.

  • timallen

    I’m not taken aback by no-show of the rumored Galaxy S LTE phone which AT&T is going to put out called the Samsung Celox..

    There is a weak rumor about a mid-November launch but it feels like it was pushed back. Otherwise, why was it not announced along with these phones at the show?

    MWC 2012 in February sounds like the right frame of time to for AT&T to strike with its first LTE phones. More waiting..

  • Kye

    The atrix 2 *must* be good, becuase its got over 500,000 pixels in the screen. Wooow. Marketing douches!

  • Paul

    Well the Atrix is $99 and now the Atrix 2 is coming out, slightly upgraded, and for the same exact price. I think the Atrix 2 will be a good phone. I don’t think anybody who got the 1st Atrix should be too concerned, it’s still a great phone as well.

  • Lumix33

    Gaytrix 2 and a head captivate phone! whatashit

  • http://www.covertshield.com Bob Schulz

    Love my new Atrix 2. But I got a scratch in it the first day! So much for scratch resistance. So I went back to my friends at http://www.covertshield.com for clear protection. It is the best non-bulky protection you can get. I highly recommend them.