Those of you in ATT's LTE markets are in for a little joy: both HTC and Samsung have you covered with LTE Android smartphones due out November 6 for $199 with a 2 year contract. The HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket are both high end phones, and we can imagine you might feel a little bummed if you just bought a Samsung Galaxy S II. As a consolation, we're not sure you get the super-duper Exynos processor in the Skyerocket variant, we're guessing it might be a Snapdragon.
4.5-inch qHD display (540x960 pixels) 1.2 GHz dual-core processor Enhanced 8-megapixel camera with f2.2 28mm wide angle lens for low light photos 1080p HD video recording at 60 frames per second, slow motion playback and on-device trimmer to optimize social media uploads and memory space 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB The HTC Vivid will arrive in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online Nov. 6 for $199.99 with a two-year commitment. Customers can learn more at www.att.com/speed.
AT&T 4G LTE service will launch Nov. 6 in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga. in addition to 5 existing markets.
Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Lightning fast reflexes powered by a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and AT&T 4G LTE speeds make the Galaxy S II Skyrocket faster for Web browsing and all your favorite apps. A Super AMOLED Plus display spanning 4.5 inches is the brightest, most colorful screen on the market.
4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display(800x480 pixels) Android Gingerbread (2.3.5) 1.5 GHz dual-core processor 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, with 2-megapixel front-facing camera 1080p HD video recording 16 GB of on-board memory, microSD expandable to an additional 32 GB The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will arrive in AT&T company-owned retail stores and online Nov. 6 for $249.99 with a two-year commitment. Customers can learn more at www.att.com/speed.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview