ATandT, T-Mobile Unveil Android Smartphones, Tablets
AT&T releases five Android-powered smartphones as Samsung unveils two Android tablets.Network operator AT&T announced the upcoming availability of five Android smartphones-the Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and AT&T Avail, a smartphone option for prepaid customers. These handsets increase AT&T's 2011 Android lineup to 19, with more planned. In addition, competitor T-Mobile launched two 4G Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) tablets-the T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Atrix 2 comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor and access to 4G speeds, as well as a 4.3-inch qHD display. Users can capture video in 1080p HD and display it on any HD monitor with an HDMI cable using Mirror mode. And with Motorola's Webtop application, users can browse the Web with a full Firefox browser. In addition, the handset can connect to the Motorola Lapdock 100 or through an optional HD Station and access the Web on an HDTV or monitor. Other features include enhanced Exchange options and personal information management and remote wipe.
The Captivate Glide is a 4G Android smartphone that boasts a thin, side-slide QWERTY keyboard and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Running Android 2.3, the Captivate Glide features access to 4G speeds, a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, an 8-megapixel flash camera with HD (1080p) video recording and a front-facing camera for video chat. For the business professional, the Captivate Glide has enhanced Exchange ActiveSync support for IT policies, task synchronization and global address lookup. Information and network are secured with virtual private network access and device encryption.