AT&T has released five new Android phones, everything from high-end multimedia handsets to basic prepaid models.
Motorola Atrix 2
A successor to the Atrix that was announced earlier this year at CES 2011, the Atrix 2 features slight improvements over the original. It has a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, and a 2GB microSD card that's expandable to 32GB, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture, a front-facing camera, Android 2.3, and support for AT&T's HSPA+ 21Mbps technology, which the carrier claims is 4G. To make the device more enterprise-friendly, the Atrix 2 also has device and microSD encryption, VPN support, enhanced Exchange options, and remote wipe capabilities. The Atrix 2 will be compatible with a new laptop dock accessory called Lapdock 100. It appears to be a more universal version of the previous Webtop accessory, which would hopefully fit other Webtop-compatible phones as well.
The Samsung Captivate Glide has a sliding design with a full QWERTY keyboard. It ships with Android 2.3, and features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. Features include a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and similar enterprise-friendly functions, like enhanced Exchange ActiveSync, device encryption, and more. The Captivate Glide also supports AT&T's so-called 4G technology with HSPA+ 21Mbps.
The Samsung DoubleTime has a dual-touch-screen display and a full flip keyboard. It's designed specifically for texting and social networking. It ships with Android 2.2, which signifies that it's meant as more of an entry-level handset for smartphone newbies. It does have a 3.2-megapixel camera with a camcorder, and the usual Android features. It has a Qualcomm 600MHz processor, a 2GB microSD card with support of up to 32GB, and a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen display.
The Pantech Pocket has a wide 4-inch SVGA screen that should provide a wider virtual keyboard and improved browsing experience. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and support for up to 32GB microSD cards.
AT&T is offering the AT&T Avail as the second Android smartphone available on its GoPhone prepaid network; the first was the LG Thrive. As you might expect, it's quite an entry-level device. The Avail, which was manufactured by ZTE, has a 3.5-inch touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.