AT&T Betting On Windows 8, Android Smartphones, Tablets This Fall

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2012-10-05 Print this article Print
Samsung Ativ Smart PC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC

The Ativ Smart PC is a tablet with an 11.6-inch HD PLS display, an Intel Clover Trail 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 64GB of internal memory and Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. A detachable keyboard-docking system turns it into a laptop.


AT&T, Oct. 4, filled three levels of a New York hotel penthouse with devices that could make a seamless transition from wrapping paper to boardroom. Pricing and dates are still to be determined in most cases, but all of the above will arrive in the coming weeks. This season, the event made clear, we can expect Microsoft devices aplenty. On display was Lenovo's recently introduced Windows 8-running tablet with Intel inside and the ability to run legacy apps; the thin but expansive Samsung Ativ Smart PC tablet, which could no doubt stand in for a laptop; Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 and some of the accessories that will go with them; an Asus Vivo Tab RT, the first quad-core Windows RT LTE tablet; HTC's Windows Phone 8X smartphone and more. For Android fans, AT&T will soon offer a 7-inch Lenovo tablet; Samsung's Jelly Bean-running Galaxy Camera with 21x zoom; the LG Optimus G smartphone, which has the ability to fade the display to the point that one can see through a video to what's happening on the home screen; the carbon-colored HTC One X+ smartphone and, James Bond's phone of choice, the Sony Xperia TL. Welcome to fall.


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