Earlier this year, AT&T announced that the company would be unveiling a bunch of new Android smartphones. This week, AT&T announced five more smartphones bringing the total number of AT&T Android smartphones to nineteen. The five smartphones that AT&T has recently announced might not turn any heads considering the other smartphone that was just announced (the iPhone 4S), but there are some notable features that some of the new Android phones sport worth mentioning.
If you’re not an iPhone fan, you might be enticed by what AT&T now has to offer. Not only are the Android phones that AT&T has just announced affordable, but some of them may captivate the former BlackBerry crowd. If you have your eye on a new smartphone, here’s what you can expect from AT&T.
The one feature that the Samsung DoubleTime boasts is a full QWERTY keyboard. This candy bar phone slides apart, so that you can access the keyboard without any issue. This phone also has a touchscreen featuring widgets that slide, voice recognition, a camcorder/camera, and five scrolling home screens. All of these things are relatively standard smartphone fare these days, but you may find this phone alluring for some reason or another.
The one thing that this reviewer does not like about the DoubleTime is the design of the phone. Seemingly, Samsung didn’t put a lot of effort into designing a sleek and thing smartphone that you can easily slide into your pocket. This phone seems bulky and the design isn’t really with the times, but, hey, there’s a buyer for every smartphone, it seems.
Motorola Atrix 2
This smartphone looks the part, has a 4.3-inch HD screen,1 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, and video chat capabilities. This phone does not have a QWERTY screen, but the screen that Motorola gave the Atrix 2 is quite impressive. In fact, the Motorola Atrix 2 is the best of the new AT&T lineup. This phone is sleek, compact, and does what you would expect a smartphone to do.
Samsung Captivate Glide
It’s nice to note that Samsung is stepping away from resembling all iPhones. The Samsung Captivate Glide is nothing like the iPhone (refreshing, to say the least). The Glide slides to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, but it also comes with a 4-inch AMOLED screen, two cameras (one front and one rear), 1 GB of RAM, and a 1GhZ Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU.
This smartphone isn’t innovative and it’s not really anything to write home about, but some people may appreciate the Pocket’s simplicity. As the name suggests, the Pocket can, in fact, slip into any pocket. This phone comes with Android 4.3, has a 5-megapixel camera, and a 4-inch screen. What you’ll note about the Pocket is its wide shape, which might be appreciated by those looking for something quite different.
This pre-paid candy bar phone has a 3.5-inch screen, runs Android 2.3, and comes with a 5-megapixel camera. This phone will appeal to those looking for a phone without a contract, but it’s nothing that will capture the attention of true smartphone addicts.