Nov 14 AT 6:19 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

AT&T’s November 20 Android party: Launching 6 LTE markets, 3 phones, 1 tablet


November 20 will be a busy day for Android AT&T customers. The carrier just announced it will launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung Doubletime and Pantech Pocket all on the same day. In addition, AT&T will also epxand its 4G LTE network to six new markets including Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas City,Las Vegas, Oklahoma City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the smaller brother of the Tab 10.1 we’ve been playing with for months, and it will be AT&T’s second LTE tablet. (The other is the flop known as the HTC Jetstream). Samsung’s offering will sell for a hefty $479.99 with a two-year commitment, but AT&T is tossing in a free Galaxy S II Skyrocket or Galaxy S II at no cost for a limited time.

Next we have a pair of Android smartphones from Samsung that were first announced last month at CTIA. The Samsung Captivate Glider is the first Android phone to feature a QWERTY keyboard, Tegra 2 processor and support for 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps. Then we have the Samsung DoubleTime, which you will probably want to avoid. It ships with the ancient Android 2.2 Froyo and a 600 MHz processor.

Finally we have the Pantech Pocket, another odd Android offering. It features a 4-inch display with 800×600 resolution, 5 megapixel camera and a single-core 1 GHz processor. I wasn’t really impressed with the Pantech Pocket at CTIA, and I can’t think of any reasons to recommend this phone over AT&T’s other offerings.

The already launched Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid are most likely the best high-end Android devices we will see on AT&T this year, so today’s announcements likely won’t impress the hardcore crowd. However, we are always glad to see AT&T expand their 4G LTE network.

Via: Twitter

Source: AT&T

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  • Kevs87

    Damn i am on tmobile in puerto rico starting my agreement and now AT&t will have LTE in PR…bad day to be in tmo…lol

    • Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Experience-wise, there isn’t any difference between LTE and HSPA+42. You still get ~60ms latency and >15Mbps downlink and >2Mbps uplink.

  • The_Diz

    At this rate smartphones will be self aware and ruling the planet before AT&T finishes building out it’s LTE network.

    • iamXiV92a

      Sad but true… ::twiddling thumbs while awaiting Galaxy Nexus release date::

  • ben dover

    I’m surprised to see Kansas City over St. Louis. STL metro is bigger than KC but then again, Sprint’s HQ is in KC so maybe ATT is going after their turf!

  • Nathan

    This is great, they are finally becoming good

  • pritams

    Slow but steady…