Sunday, January 8, 2012

CES: AT&T Unveils 6 Android LTE Devices

At the AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph de la Vega unveiled five smartphones and one tablet powered by 4G LTE and the Android platform. These include:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note -- features a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED screen (1280x800) a uniques "S Pen" input device.

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD -- features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, as well as a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor for ultra-smooth game play and video playback.

  • Samsung Exhilarate -- constructed from 80 percent recycled post-consumer materials and features eco modes and tools such as an Eco calendar and calculator. The Exhilarate also boasts a four-inch touchscreen Super AMOLED display, front and rear facing cameras, voice recognition and access to AT&T U-verse Live TV.

  • Pantech Element -- a $299.99 LTE Android tablet (with a two-year contract), it is also waterproof. It features an 8-inch display, front and rear-facing cameras, and a rich web experience with full HTML and PC-like tabbed browsing.

  • Pantech Burst -- features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display -- it will be offered for just $49.99 with a two-year contract.

AT&T will be the first carrier to offer Sony’s first-ever 4G LTE smartphone and first smartphone to be sold under the Sony brand in the U.S.

In addition, Nokia confirmed that it will offer its first LTE-enable smartphone in North America on the AT&T network. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer also made an appearance at the AT&T keynote to promote forthcoming LTE-enabled Windows phones.