November 26, 2014

AT&T Announces Plans to Deliver Nation's Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience

As the US’s only licensed iPhone dealer, AT&T has left a lot to be desired with providing their customers with the Android OS.

Things are changing in 2011 for AT&T.  According to their media release, they plan on releasing 20 new 4G devices by the end of the year, 12 of them being Android.

I know what you’re all thinking, though, you just want to know what we know about the new phones, right…ok, here you go.  By the way, you might want to sit down for this…

  • The Motorola ATRIX™ 4G Android 2.2 smartphone will be offered exclusively by AT&T. Featuring a 1 GHz dual-core processor, ATRIX 4G delivers a remarkable combination of application processing power, 4G network speed and a high-resolution qHD display.  It will be complemented by breakthrough accessories that include a revolutionary, super-thin laptop dock —  for which ATRIX 4G is the “engine” — and an HD media dock that uses ATRIX 4G’s HDMI video output capabilities and processing power to enable a revolutionary browsing, application and media experience. For more information, visit www.att.com/atrix4G (website available after 10 a.m. PT on Jan. 5). This device is slated for launch in the first quarter of 2011, only for AT&T customers.
  • The HTC Inspire™4G is a stunning, 4.3-inch super LCD smartphone running on Android 2.2 smartphone and the first in North America to feature the next-generation HTC Sense platform with cloud services.  The new Sense platform can pinpoint on a map a lost phone, send a command to sound an alert on the handset, and remotely wipe the phone’s data with a single command through http://www.htcsense.com/.  Inspire 4G also delivers an 8-megapixel camera and a HD video recorder. The HTC Inspire 4G will include a 1 GHZ processor, while also boasting a premium, aluminum unibody design. For more information, visit www.att.com/inspire4G (website available after 10 a.m., PT on Jan. 5). This device is slated for launch in the first quarter of 2011, only for AT&T customers.
  • The Samsung Infuse™ 4G will be the thinnest Android device and feature the largest screen — at 4.5 inches — in AT&T’s smartphone lineup.  The device delivers a brilliant display using Samsung’s next-generation Super AMOLED™ Plus technology which features 50% more sub-pixels for better contrast and outdoor readability. The Infuse will be powered by a 1.2 GHz application processor and run the Android 2.2 platform. This device is slated for launch in the second quarter of 2011, only for AT&T customers.

There are also plans on releasing at least two tablets by this summer, and hope to have more by the end of the year.

I just got a little more respect for AT&T, and if anyone wants to buy their favorite AndriodGuy any of these phones (you can just add me to your existing contract) I’m ok with that.



  • Brad Pitcher

    Will I be able to buy a AT&T 4G phone, unlock it, and use it on T-Mobile’s 4G network?

  • Dara Parsavand

    My AT&T contract is over and I’m waiting to see the entire CES fallout, before deciding on staying or jumping carriers. I absolutely want two things: Android dual core, and higher than 854×480 resolution. I would have preferred 1280×720 (or x768, x800), but QHD = 960×540 is still better than any other phone announced so far for the US besides the iPhone (which at 960×640 is still more total pixels, though I like higher aspect ratio displays more).

    This means for me, the HTC is out (800×480) as is the Samsung (I like the screen size, I’ve been begging for 4.5″ for a while now – the perfect sweet spot, but no improvement in resolution over Galaxy S means no sale).

    I hate the Motoblur concept, so I’d have to wait to see if the ATRIX can be rooted, but if so, I’d consider it.

  • mark

    @BradPitcher
    I would think not as the frequencies are still the same; it’s still 3G. A faster version of the same technology. T-Mo still using the 1700Mhz and ATT still uses the 850/1900 MHz.

    LTE sounds interesting. I think it’s similar to GSM, in that it uses SIM cards. (Not 100% sure on that though). If so, in theory, an LTE phone could work on any carrier. What are the chances the U.S. carriers will agree on a frequency and share?

    (hahahahahaha … i crack me up sometimes … )

  • Ural

    ROFL, if its anything as its current “blazing fast” current network, I would not wait on them.

    T Mobile currently delivers up to 10Mbps on a G2 download and 4Mbps on a Vibrant.

    Thats 4 times faster than any speed ATT currently provides anywhere (1Mbps).

    So T Mobile will be providing 42Mbps which means around 20Mbps actual download speeds this year.

    Verizon at a LOT HIGHER PRICE provides LTE that barely gets 8Mbps.

    Unless ATT can prove they can do better (which is doubtful) and provided they SIGNIFICANTLY improve their billing department and customer service department (provide service beyond 5PM CST— say midnight). They are not worth even considering in any manner. (See, didnt even consider their lousy service).

    So if you are waiting for ATT to deliver, my condolences, they haven’t done so for many years, its very unlikely they would at this point, no matter what plans they have.