AT&T goes big with first 4G Windows Phones, six Android devices

AT&T kicked off CES 2012 with a bang by introducing the first 4G Windows Phone handsets for the U.S. and six new Android devices. Catch up on all the news here.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is just one of six Android devices introduced by AT&T at CES 2012. Lynn La/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Preshow leaks stole some of AT&T's CES thunder, but the carrier still managed to have a few surprises up its sleeve.

AT&T unleashed a slew of announcements at its Developer Summit at CES 2012, including the first 4G LTE Windows Phone handsets for the U.S. , six new Android devices , and pricing and availability for the PlayStation Vita .

On the Windows Phone front, the HTC Titan II impresses with a 4.7-inch touch screen, the largest on any Windows Phone device, and a 16-megapixel camera. If you're not aware, that's about double the size of what we're seeing on today's high-end smartphones, though more megapixels doesn't always mean better picture quality.

Meanwhile, Nokia remained coy about its Windows Phone handset and promised to reveal more details at its press conference at 3 p.m. PT today . However, all signs point to the Nokia Lumia 900.

Android fans will have plenty of devices to choose from. A couple of the highlights include the Samsung Galaxy Note , which blurs the lines between smartphone and tablet with its size and stylus input. Sony is betting big on HD with the Xperia Ion . The LTE smartphone boasts a 4.6-inch HD (1,280x720 pixels) display and a pair of HD cameras, but the not-so-nice thing about the Ion? It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Last but not least, AT&T finally announced a pricing and availability date for the Sony PlayStation Vita. The 3G/Wi-Fi-enabled handheld will launch February 22 for $299, with the option of two data plans.

We'll be hitting the show floor to get hands-on time with all of these devices, so check back soon for more first impressions and analysis.

 

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