AT&T Keeps Bringing The Android Heat With Motorola Atrix 2 and Samsung Captivate Glide
Looking for a new Android phone on AT&T but aren’t feeling the Galaxy S II? Don’t worry, as AT&T has announced a few new Android phones coming out over the next few weeks that should definitely give phones like the Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S a good run for your money. And while AT&T announced a whole bunch of Android phones today (5 in total), we’re gonna focus on the two we think you’ll be most interested in: the all new Motorola Atrix 2 (an upgrade to the Atrix 4G that was released just a few months back— yeah, technology moves insanely fast) and the Samsung Captivate Glide (think the Galaxy S II with a keyboard).
Motorola Atrix 2
When the Atrix 4G first came out it was one of the fastest, most powerful Android phones we’d ever seen and the first with a blazing fast dual-core processor. Now of course that Atrix looks more like the average Android phone, so AT&T and Motorola decided to give it a few upgrades to keep it in line with the iPhone 4S, Galaxy S II and other top phones. And just like with the original Atrix, we’re pretty impressed with what AT&T and Motorola have done here with the Atrix 2.
Like the original Atrix, the Atrix 2 has all of today’s top of the line specs: a 4.3 inch qHD screen (this is slightly larger than the original Atrix’s 4 inch screen but it’s just as impressive and should make everything you view on it look amazing), 1 GHZ dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM (exactly like the original Atrix, this should be make everything from intense gaming to checking Facebook run really fast and without any freezes or lags), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 8 megapixel back camera with front camera for video chat (the back camera is also an upgrade from the original Atrix’s 5 megapixel back camera), support for AT&T’s faster HSPA+ 21 Mbps 4G network (this won’t though work though with AT&T’s newer, faster 4G LTE network that is now beginning to be rolled out across the country), and of course the ability to dock the phone in the Motorola LapDock to turn your phone into a “laptop.”
But here’s the best part… the price. Whereas AT&T charges $200 for the Galaxy S II, the Atrix 2 will only be $100 with new 2 year contract and data plan when it launches this Sunday, October 16th. If you’re looking for a powerful new smartphone but don’t want to spend over $100 for it, you should definitely check this out (and if you want to save even more, check out the original Atrix which is still a very solid phone and should be even cheaper than its current $100 price once this bad boy comes out).
For more info on the Atrix 2 see Motorola’s site here.
Samsung Captivate Glide
The one thing AT&T’s Android line has been missing lately is a powerful phone that not only has a large touchscreen but also a good, physical keyboard. Until now the only other option you’ve had for a keyboard Android phone was the HTC Status, and while we loved the Status’ keyboard, the phone itself is nowhere near as powerful as the Atrix 2 or any of the other top Android phones AT&T has. AT&T knows this and they also announced the Samsung Captivate Glide, or pretty much the Samsung Galaxy S II with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
It’s got pretty much all the same specs of Atrix 2/Galaxy S II (same 1 GHZ dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, support for AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ 21 Mbps network, etc.), though it does have a slightly smaller screen (4 inches compared to the Atrix 2 and Galaxy S II’s 4.3 inches, though don’t worry– everything you do should also look great on here) and a slightly better 1.3 megapixel front camera (like the Galaxy S II. This should mean better quality video chat). And yes, it of course also has that slide-out keyboard.
No word yet from AT&T on a price or release date for the Captivate Glide, but let’s hope it comes out soon and that it will also be for under $100.
For more info on the Atrix 2 and Captivate Glide (as well as three other not as impressive Android phones AT&T announced today) check out this YouTube video.
Posted on October 12, 2011, in AT&T, Cell Phones, CTIA 2011 and tagged 4g hspa+, Android, at&t android, atrix 2, atrix 4g, atrix 4g 2, att, Cell Phones, CTIA, ctia 2011, motorola, samsung, samsung captivate glide, teens. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.