AT&T Releasing 4 Smartphone Models to Customers Nov. 7

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-11-05 Print this article Print
New AT&T smartphones

The HTC Desire EYE will be available in Coral Reef (white) for $149.99 with a two-year contract or for $549.99 without a contract. Buyers can also obtain the device using an installment plan at $22.92 per month for 24 months (total $550.08) or at $27.50 per month for 20 months (total $550).

The HTC Desire EYE smartphone includes a 5.2-inch full-HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of memory, a 2,400-mAh battery and front-facing HTC BoomSound speakers. The phone, which runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, also includes a 13MP front-facing wide-angle camera with dual LED flash and a rear-facing 13MP camera. The smartphone is also IPX7-compliant, making it water-resistant up to 1 meter under water for up to 30 minutes, according to AT&T.

The other HTC smartphone launching on Nov. 7 in AT&T stores and online is the HTC One M8 for Windows, which was first announced back in August as a device that would eventually be arriving at AT&T. Verizon launched the device when it was unveiled back in August, according to an earlier eWEEK report. Both companies also already offer the Android versions of the HTC One M8.

AT&T is offering the new phone for $199.99 with a two-year contract or for $669.99 without a contract. It can also be purchased for $27.92 a month on a 24-month installment plan (total $670.08) or for $33.60 a month on a 20-month installment plan (total $672). 

The HTC One M8 Windows phone includes an all-metal body, a 5-inch, full 1080p HD display; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU; 2GB of RAM; 32GB of storage; a 5-megapixel, wide-angle front-facing camera; HTC BoomSound front speakers with built-in amplifiers; and a non-removable 2,600-mAh battery.

To make it easier for buyers to obtain these new devices and the other phones in AT&T's line-up, the cellular company is also launching a longer installment plan service to give buyers up to 30 months to pay for their new devices. The new AT&T Next 24 plan will begin on Nov. 9 and will also allow buyers to trade in their AT&T Next smartphones and upgrade to a brand-new device under a qualifying offer, if the trade-in phone is in good condition, according to the company. The new AT&T Next 24 plan will be offered in addition to the existing AT&T Next 18 and AT&T Next 12 plans.


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