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

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2012-10-05
 
 
 

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.

Samsung Ativ Smart PC

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

AT&T will also sell the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which pairs a 10.1-inch display with a 1GHz dual-core processor, front and back cameras, a microSD slot and business-friendly features like on-device encryption and VPN access.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Asus VivoTab RT

The VivoTab is the first quad-core Windows RT tablet able to hop on AT&T's Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. It has a 10.1-inch multi-touch Super IPS display, 32GB of storage, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 TE processor and comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Edition.

Asus VivoTab RT

LG Escape

The 4G LTE-equipped LG Escape became available Sept. 16 for $50. It runs Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), has a 4.3-inch quarter-high-definition (qHD) In-Plane Switching (IPS) display and features includes near-field communication (NFC) technology and a microSD slot that can support 32GB of data.

LG Escape

LG Escape

A finger to the display allows a user to take a glimpse at what's going on without committing.

LG Escape

LG Optimus G

While arguably not much of a looker, the Optimus G is attractive where it counts: It has a rich, 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display, 2GB of RAM, NFC, 4G LTE, a 2,100mAH battery and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Also, odd but neat, a video can fill a portion of the display, so one can watch while doing other things, or be made so opaque that one can see through it.

LG Optimus G

Samsung Galaxy Camera

This camera is no doubt the device a lot of people have been waiting for. It has a smartphone-like, 4.8-inch touch-screen, a 21x optical zoom lens, runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and a quad-core 1GHz processor, and can connect to AT&T's 4G network.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

From the touch display, users can adjust camera settings but also access apps like email, a browser and YouTube.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Dig the pop-up flash.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

From the 20th floor, the camera's 21x zoom found pedestrians suffering a drizzle.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Hiding behind a flap are the SIM card, battery, microSD card and microUSB slot.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Sony Xperia TL

Here the Sony Xperia TL, James Bond's smartphone of choice, is docked to share video with an HDTV. The phone runs Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 by 720 and a 13-megapixel rear camera.

Sony Xperia TL

HTC One X+

While the One X came in a white shell, the upgraded-in-nearly-every-way One X+ ships in a carbon-colored wrapper. It runs Jelly Bean, has a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 64GB of storage and gets 50 percent more talk time.

HTC One X+

Windows Phone 8X by HTC

The thin and light 8X pairs a 4.3-inch display with Windows Phone 8 and audio technology from Beats. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has called it "magically thin" with "incredible cameras and killer, killer sound."

Windows Phone 8X by HTC

Lenovo

In addition to its Windows 8 tablet with Intel for the enterprise, Lenovo is offering a 7-inch Android tablet. The company's consumer tablets have received a strong response in China, where its smartphones are also very successful. Can it repeat that success?

Lenovo

Kindle Paperwhite

Even paperback diehards may find themselves impressed by the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. The display, which has 62 percent more pixels now, is shockingly easy on the eyes. It sells for $119.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

The Paperwhite's light can be adjusted to—a feature that those who sleep beside late-night readers will appreciate. Amazon explains that the Paperwhite "guides light towards the display from above instead of projecting it at your eyes" to reduce screen fatigue. The device can last eight weeks on a single charge.

Kindle Paperwhite

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