AT&T will launch a new high-end Windows Mobile smartphone tomorrow, the AT&T Tilt. This device will offer a built-in keyboard, 3G support, a 3 MP camera, and a GPS receiver.
Tilt vs. 8525
This will be the replacement for the 8525, and include a number of enhancements over its predecessor. The one most obvious is an updated design. Both devices have QWERTY keyboard that can slide behind the screen. But unlike its predecessor, when the screen is slid aside to expose the keyboard, it will flip up at an angle, making the device look something like a mini laptop.
Another advantage the Shift will have over its the current model is an updated operating system: Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
More About the AT&T Tilt
It will use a 400 MHz processor, and have 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM, a percentage of which will be available to the user as internal storage. It will also include a microSD slot with support for up to 32 GB cards.
The Tilt will be a quad-band GSM phone with GPRS and EDGE, as well as tri-band UMTS and HSDPA 3G networking. This Pocket PC will also sport Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and USB 2.0.
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In addition, this smartphone will have a 1500 mAh battery.
Internet on the Go
The Tilt will offer support for two of the most popular push email systems: Microsoft Direct Push and BlackBerry Connect 4.0.
For handling email attachments, this device will be bundled with Microsoft Office Mobile which allows users to view, edit, and create documents.
In addition, it will come with a version of Internet Explorer as well as Windows Media Player can play streaming audio and video.
Pricing and Availability
The AT&T Tilt will sell for $300 with a two-year contract and mail-in rebate.
It will go on sale Friday October 5 on AT&T’s web site, at select national retailers, and through AT&T’s business-to-business channels.
Update 10/5: The Tilt is listed on AT&T’s B2B web site,, but it’s not yet on this carrier’s site for consumers.
Update 10/6: This smartphone now appears on AT&T’s consumer web site.
Unlimited monthly data plans that include corporate email are $44.99 with a voice contract. Personal data plans, which include email, begin at $29.99 a month for 20 MB of data.