AT&T has claimed a handful of exclusives for the holidays, led by the Lumia 920, One X+, One VX, and Xperia TL, and at its Unwrapped 2012 event we've had the opportunity to spend some time with all of them. The carrier also announced that it will be offering a variant of the Optimus G and Galaxy Camera, as well as two Windows 8 tablets, the Ativ Smart PC and Asus Vivo Tab RT.
Oct 5, 2012Read Article >
We've yet to hear when you'll be able to get the Xperia TL, but we're told that an Android 4.1 update is in the works.
Well AT&T is just full of surprises today. On the heels of announcements about the Samsung Galaxy Camera and the Nokia Lumia 920, the carrier has now let it be known that it will be selling both the Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Asus Vivo Tab RT tablets as well. The Vivo Tab RT runs Windows RT and features a 10.1-inch display, 32GB of storage, a quad-core processor, and support for AT&T's LTE network.Read Article >
The Ativ Smart PC, on the other hand, is a Windows 8 device that Samsung first showed off in August. The tablet runs on an 1.5 GHz dual-core Intel processor, an 11.6-inch display, and 64GB of internal storage. The specs of the device are nearly identical to Samsung's Series 5 slate, which led us to wonder why the company wouldn't use the same name for the tablet both in the US and abroad. It would appear that Samsung has learned from its success with the Galaxy S line of phones, however, and will be using Ativ as a global brand after all.
We first saw Samsung's new Galaxy Camera back at IFA, and now we know where US customers will be able to pick one up: none other than AT&T. The 16-megapixel camera will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean when it arrives, and the carrier notes that it will support "AT&T 4G" mobile connectivity — unfortunately, there's no mention of LTE, so it's likely the camera will just feature support for AT&T's HSPA+ network instead.Read Article >
The Galaxy Camera is an intriguing hybrid, with a quad-core 1 GHz processor, 4.8-inch screen, and a 21x optical zoom. Whether consumers will be intrigued enough to give the device a whirl will no doubt depend largely on the product's price — and that's one detail AT&T is unfortunately not revealing at the moment. However, we won't have to wait too long: it will announce the cost when the Galaxy Camera goes on sale sometime "in the coming weeks."
Oct 4, 2012Read Article >
The Nokia Lumia 920 will be available on AT&T exclusively according to the carrier, with Red, Black and White colors, and through online orders in Yellow and Cyan. The confirmation of a Cyan color follows hints from Nokia that it would offer the iconic color. Nokia's Lumia 820 will be available in black only, but AT&T will stock additional colored shells. There's no word on pricing or exact availability for both models, but AT&T says they'll be available in November.
Oct 2, 2012
The One X+ will be available only in a non-expandable 64GB model and only in black, launching with Android 4.1 and a 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor — a spec-for-spec upgrade over the well-received One X that launched earlier this year. The One VX, meanwhile, might be the more interesting announcement even though it's the more midrange of the two, simply because it's a new design: the 4.5-inch qHD display is paired to a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 8GB of expandable storage and a 5-megapixel camera (strangely, it will launch with Android 4.0, not 4.1).Read Article >
Notably, AT&T will continue to carry the One X at a lower price point than the X+, giving HTC three handsets on the carrier spanning the full range of price points. Specific pricing and availability for the new models isn't being announced today but the One X+ will be available globally early this month — and it stands to reason that AT&T would like them on shelves in time for the holiday season.
Oct 1, 2012
We had a feeling that AT&T would be one of Sony's carrier partners for the new flagship Xperia T, and now it's official. AT&T today announced that it plans to carry the high-end Xperia — now rebranded the TL — though the company isn't offering any details on a potential release timeframe or pricing. Aside from the new moniker, this is essentially the same device that we saw back at IFA. The TL features a 720p 4.6-inch HD Reality Display utilizing Sony's proprietary Bravia engine, though AT&T is placing particular emphasis on the handset's 13-megapixel rear camera.Read Article >
The carrier highlights both the TL's ability to wake from standby mode and snap a picture in just 1.5 seconds along with its 1080p video recording capabilities. The Xperia TL will ship with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) when it hits the market, but AT&T pledges that it will be upgraded to Jelly Bean sometime thereafter. Sony is also using the opportunity for some cross promotion, touting the TL's appearance in the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall. We've reached out to the carrier for more information as to when you can expect the Xperia TL on shelves.