AT&T Pre-announces Three Android OS Smartphones with 4G

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AT&T has revealed some of the details on a trio of cutting-edge smartphones. The debut of these devices won’t happen until later this year, so the company isn’t giving them a full formal announcement at this time.

Motorola ATRIX 4G from AT&TThese three will all be based on Google’s Android OS, and support this carrier’s HSPA+ network. As T-Mobile has begun calling its HSPA+ network “4G”, AT&T has decided to follow suit. That’s why all of these models have “4G” in their name.

Motorola ATRIX 4G
The first model partially being unveiled will be called the Motorola ATRIX 4G, a device that will sport a qHD (960 x 540) touchscreen.

This smartphone is going to run Android OS 2.2 on a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and have 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a microSD/HC memory card slot.

Motorola seems to be positioning this device as a laptop replacement, as there will be a thin laptop dock for which this smartphone will act as as the engine. A separate multimedia dock will offer an HD video-out port.

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is slated for launch in the first quarter of the year.

HTC Inspire 4GHTC Inspire 4G
AT&T’s next model will also have a cutting-edge display: in this case a 4.3-inch super LCD with a WVGA (800 x 480) resolution.

The HTC Inspire 4G is going to run Android OS 2.2 on a 1 GHz processor, and use the latest version of the HTC Sense user interface layered on top of Google’s standard one. This device will have 768 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, and come bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card.

It will also include an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recorder and dual-LED flash.

AT&T is scheduled to launch the HTC Inspire 4G by the end of March.

Samsung Infuse 4GSamsung Infuse 4G
The model with the longest lead time in today’s announcement is the Samsung Infuse 4G. This will be on the market in the second quarter of this year.

It is going to be the thinnest Android OS 2.2 model offered by AT&T, and it will be built around a 1.2 GHz Hummingbird processor

This Samsung device will sport the largest Super AMOLED Plus screen available at 4.5 inches. This new type of screen will offer 50% more sub-pixels for better contrast and outdoor readability.

Not on Display
Although today’s announcement was done at the Consumer Electronics Show this morning, but these devices are not on display st this gigantic tradeshow going on now in Las Vegas.

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