AT&T launching first LTE smartphones on Nov 6.
AT&T, the largest phone carrier in the United States, has announced that it plans on launching its first LTE smartphones early next month. The company will launch the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket on November 6. The HTC Vivid will retail for $200 with a two year commitment, and will sport [...]
AT&T announces HTC Vivid, second LTE device slated for Nov 6th LaunchIncluded with the last press release along side the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket was the announcement of the HTC Vivid. I Thought we should focus on these two devices separately since the Vivid is not a follow up to an already released device. You may remember the Vivid by its code name, HTC Raider [...]
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD coming to AT&T: 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, LTE, 'razor-thin'AT&T has just added a new handset to its stable of devices today, introducing the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD at its Developer Summit keynote, here at CES. Powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, this "razor-thin" handset boasts a spacious 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 1280 x 720 resolution), boasts LTE support, and comes with a removable battery. No word yet on pricing, but AT&T plans to bring it to market within "the coming months." For slightly more details, head past the break for press pics and the full PR.Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD coming to AT&T: 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, LTE, 'razor-thin'Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD coming to AT&T: 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, LTE, 'razor-thin' originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 09 Jan 2012 13:44:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
HTC Vivid review
HTC's been around this block before -- the LTE one, that is. Back in March, the manufacturer was the first to hold Verizon's hand as it tested the 4G waters with the Thunderbolt. That launch may have been fumbled (see: hotspot cycling and 3G connectivity for starters) and the device plagued by battery issues, but as far as head starts go, Big Red got a big leap. Now the time has come for AT&T to play catch-up, shedding its reliance on an HSPA+ faux-G crutch and shifting over to LTE wireless speeds.
To do this, the carrier's enlisted HTC's veteran expertise, taking advantage of its 700MHz know-how and offering the manufacturer a redemption song of sorts. This round two redux takes the form of the Vivid: an all-black, metal-backed unassuming plastic slab that houses a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 8 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash under a 4.5-inch qHD display. Impressive as its specs may be, AT&T's not betting the entire farm on this phone and is trotting out the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket alongside to shoulder the burden. But for a device once codenamed the Holiday, its battle for consumers' attention and disposable dollars could prove to be anything but leisurely. Will LTE history and its battery draining missteps repeat themselves? Can AT&T get a leg up on its first place competition with this $199 device? And is the allure of "true" 4G even worth your hard-earned dollars? Follow us after the break as we find out. Gallery: HTC Vivid reviewContinue reading HTC Vivid reviewHTC Vivid review originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 09 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
AT&T Is Getting Its First Two LTE Phones And Expanding The Network To Four More Cities (T)
AT&T is about to get its first two LTE phones courtesy of Samsung and HTC. Samsung now has a new LTE-powered model of the Galaxy S II called the Skyrocket. It goes on Sale November 6 for $250 with a two-year contract from AT&T. It features most of the same specs as the current Galaxy S II, but with the addition of LTE data speeds. HTC's new phone is called the Vivid. It has a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 1.2 GHz dual-core process, and an 8 MP camera that shoots 1080p. The Vivid will be available on November 6 for $199.99 on a two-year contract. On November 6 AT&T will also be expanding its LTE coverage to four new cities: Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, GA. It's also available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Samsung Will Make Phones With Flexible Touchscreens Next YearHey Microsoft And Nokia, Here's The Answer To Your ProblemsApple Is Getting In Touch With iPhone 4S Owners Who Complain About Poor Battery Life