AT&T announces new droids - Atrix 2, Captivate Glide and more

11 October, 2011

AT&T is stepping up their Android game - they already have a decent collection, but now they are adding 5 new droids to their lineup to make the total number of Android offerings 19 by the end of the year.

We'll let this video do the introductions and we'll look at the specs afterwards.

The leader of the pack is the new Motorola Atrix 2. It features a dual-core CPU (which isn't faster than the one in its predecessor, unfortunately), a bigger 4.3" qHD screen, an 8MP camera with 1080p video recording and an HDMI port. The Atrix 2 has 21Mbps HSPA.

There will be a new edition of the trademark laptop dock and the HD docking station.

Here are the rest of the specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Internal memory: 8 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4.3-inch qHD screen 960x540TFT, with more than 500,000 pixels for sharper, clearer display
  • 8 MP camera and LED flash

    Front-facing camera

  • 1080p HD video capture, 30 frames per second playback
  • On Device Encryption (ODE) and Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS)
  • IPsec VPN
  • Lapdock 100 Accessory

Next up is the Samsung Captivate Glide - a side-slider with a four-row QWERTY, a 1GHz dual-core processor in a Tegra 2 chipset with 1GB RAM, 4" SuperAMOLED, 8MP camera with 1080p video capture and an HDMI port.

And the full list of specs for the Samsung Captivate Glide:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps (Category 14)
  • 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM/1GB ROM/8GB Internal microSD™ to 32GB (not included)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 4-inch 480x800 WVGA Super AMOLED™
  • Dual camera - 8MP Autofocus w/LED + 1.3MP front
  • Full HD 1080p video camera + HDMI playback
  • Enhanced Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) to sync email, contacts, calendar and tasks
  • Device and SD card encryption
  • Virtual private network support
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Then there's the curios Samsung DoubleTime. The specs are pretty modest (600MHz CPU, 3.2MP camera) but this one packs two 3.2" HVGA displays - the second comes in handy when you flip open the phone to use its hardware QWERTY keyboard.

The Samsung DoubleTime will come in a white and pink color scheme. Here's what else you'll get:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
  • Onboard Memory Supports 260MB
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)
  • 3.2” full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution

Pantech Pocket is an interesting offering too - with a 4" SVGA (that's 800x600) screen and 11.3mm thin shell. It's quite wide at 78mm, though.

Here are the rest of the specs:

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal Memory: ~600MB plus 2GB microSD™ included.
  • User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)
  • Support for up to 32GB microSD
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Full touch 4" SVGA display
  • Screen size & resolution: 4" (600x800) 16M TFT
  • 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
  • 114.7mm x 78mm x 11.3mm
  • Weight is 4.66 oz
  • Bluetooth: v. 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi and access to AT&T hotspots

Finally, the AT&T Avail is made by ZTE and it should be among the most affordable options offered by the carrier. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with 512MB RAM (no CPU specs), has a 3.5" screen and a 5MP snapper.

  • UMTS 850/1900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB microSD™ card
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen
  • 5 MP autofocus camera and video recorder
  • Seven customizable homescreens
  • Wi-Fi capable

The quintet will be available soon, but there are no specific launch dates or prices yet.