As expected, AT&T is making some big plays when it comes to their LTE handset lineup, and they’ve just revealed a handful of new devices at their Las Vegas Developers Summit.
Samsung has come through with two new(ish) LTE phones and one budget-conscious handset. AT&T officially confirmed that the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note will soon be hitting carrier stores near you, along with its sizable 5.3-inch HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and its fancy S-Pen writing implement.
The Galaxy S II Skyrocket LTE was also unveiled, and yes, that’s really what it’s called. As you could probably tell, it’s a slightly revamped version of an already slightly revamped version of the Galaxy S II, but its 4.65-inch display, Super AMOLED display, and 1.5GHz dual-core processor make for a impressive piece of kit.
Samsung’s Exhilarate on the other hand is is meant to appeal to the eco-conscious among you. It’s made of 80% recycled materials and it has a 4-inch AMOLED display, but the general lack of detail means it probably not going to be a real barnburner.
HTC is also onboard with the Titan 2, their first Windows Phone to be equipped with LTE. Prevoiusly known as the HTC Radiant, it sports a pretty ludicrous 16-megapixel camera along with its 4.7-inch WVGA display and its 1.5GHz Snapdragon S2 processor. It’s existence is a little puzzling, considering that the original Titan is hardly a few months old, but hey — if Samsung can get away with some incremental hardware bumps, why can’t HTC?
Pantech’s new LTE-capable Element tablet has just been made official, but that’s not all that the Korean company has prepared for AT&T’s big LTE push. Their Pantech Burst handset will be joining the fray soon enough, and while it’s not a barnburner on the level of the Galaxy Note or the Titan 2, it’s looking like a solid option for the budget-conscious with an expected price tag of around $50.
Sony (yep, finally ditched the “Ericsson” bit) also joined in on the fun with their new Xperia ion. It features a 4.6-inch 720p display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. It’s probably one of the more conservative devices when it comes to design, but there’s something strangely appealing about it anyway.
And where was Nokia during all this? Nokia CEO Stephen Elop was on hand to hint at the existence of an LTE Nokia Windows Phone (which should shock no one), but didn’t drop any specifics. You’re such a tease, Steve!