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ATT New Smartphones Rumors?

Before the end of the year, I plan to buy a new smartphone.
My carrier is ATT and I am staying with them.

Question is, anytime in the near future (within 4-6 months), do any of you know of any plans for ATT to add any new smartphones?
As it stands I was going to choose between the iPhone 4 and the Samsung.
However, if the iPhone is being redesigned in that timeframe, I'd reconsider.
I'd really like it if ATT carried an HTC phone like the EVO on sprint, the aria stinks.

Do any of you know the inside scoop, and if not, where can I get such tips/rumors?

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Re: ATT New Smartphones Rumors?

Traditonally, Apple comes out with a new version in the late June/July timeframe.  Have you looked at the new phones with Microsoft Mobile 7 or the Blackberry Torch?

 


I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinion.
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Master

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The Samsung Focus is a Windows Phone 7 release, that will be coming very soon, if it's not already out.

 

The HTC Surround is also rumored, along with a new Motorola.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Wild Banchi wrote:

The Samsung Focus is a Windows Phone 7 release, that will be coming very soon, if it's not already out.

 

The HTC Surround is also rumored, along with a new Motorola.


focus, surround and a LG will be available 11/08 in limited quantity at the ATT stores, these are all first generation Windows 7 Mobile phones. there are runors of others but your best bet on those is the bing the web on them. Iphone releases are general mid to early june if one comes out. Apple is pretty close to the vest on their equipment.  

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Yes, there are phones that have been announced for release between now and the end of the year.

 

I doubt that anything that's just rumored would be released before year-end.  Even though we haven't passed Thanksgiving, yet, the holiday season has started.  Anything that's coming out would be officially announced so people can plan their holiday purchases.  It just wouldn't make business sense to have an unannounced surprise release between now and the end of the year.

 


I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s positions, strategies or opinions.
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erichamion wrote:

Yes, there are phones that have been announced for release between now and the end of the year.

 

I doubt that anything that's just rumored would be released before year-end.  Even though we haven't passed Thanksgiving, yet, the holiday season has started.  Anything that's coming out would be officially announced so people can plan their holiday purchases.  It just wouldn't make business sense to have an unannounced surprise release between now and the end of the year.


Right. The new releases should be out by Black Friday, or nearer to Christmastime. At least, that's when I would plan them out.

 

Lots of people buy electronics for the hoiday season. It sure makes sense for some folks to snatch 'em up for Christmas presents... Smiley Wink 

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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So no new iphone till summer.

 

What about droid phones...any new droid phones coming soon or not till summer for ATT as I was thinking Samsung Captivate.

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bluecountry wrote:

So no new iphone till summer.

 

What about droid phones...any new droid phones coming soon or not till summer for ATT as I was thinking Samsung Captivate.


Droid? Do you mean "Android", by any chance?

 

If so, yes, many are coming fairly soon, and a few are even already out like the new Motorola's that I can't remember the names of...

 

There's Windows 7 Phones already out there, such as the Samsung Focus, and the HTC Surround.

 

The Dell Streak is also very cool.

 

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Teacher

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Here's a rumor that I'm interested in:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373216,00.asp

 

 

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That Acer does look awesome, I did see that rumor pop up somewhere... I almost got the Streak, but the 1.6 OS has been holding me back. The 4.8" screen could be just right, being only .2 smaller than the Streak, but hopefully a more powerfully spec'd phone. If only the release time-line were a bit closer. I think I'm going to dive into something in December or January, just waiting to see what.

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The Acer looks interesting, but really have to discount this bit in the article

"AT&T, for its part, has shown that it's open to trying to sell 5-inch giant Android tablet-phones, as the carrier approved the Dell Streak."

As far as I've seen, ATT hasn't done a single thing to sell the Streak other than offer service for it. Only Dell has, and that's been spotty for the most part. In fact, I'd say ATT has done all it can to limit the screen size of their non-iphone handsets, seeing as how all the other carriers have phones with >4" screens.....

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diagoro wrote:

The Acer looks interesting, but really have to discount this bit in the article

"AT&T, for its part, has shown that it's open to trying to sell 5-inch giant Android tablet-phones, as the carrier approved the Dell Streak."

As far as I've seen, ATT hasn't done a single thing to sell the Streak other than offer service for it. Only Dell has, and that's been spotty for the most part. In fact, I'd say ATT has done all it can to limit the screen size of their non-iphone handsets, seeing as how all the other carriers have phones with >4" screens.....


can name at least 4 ATT phones that have screens 4.00 inches or greater - and that is just one brand, not bothering to look at the other brands that ATT sells, or is this another case of iphoneitis? By the way the iphone 4 screen is only 3.5 in diagonal per Apples specifications

 

 

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Which ones are those? Are they 4.05"???? 

Of course, according to his holiness, Steve Jobs, no one would ever want a screen larger than 3.5 anyways......bring on the cool-aid.

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Well, the Windows Phone 7 Dell Venue Pro was just released. http://www.dell.com/us/p/mobile-venue-pro/pd There is the rumored Dell Thunder/Venue android handset for release in the next couple of months - http://www.gsmarena.com/dell_thunder-3281.php And then there is the recently leaked Motorola Olympus android handset set to be announced Jan 5th at CES. It's supposed to be running Froyo w/Motoblur and have a 4.1 inch display, 8mp camera w/LED flash, front-facing camera, and HDMI port / microUSB. Oh...and it's got a dual-core Tegra2 processor.
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diagoro wrote:

Which ones are those? Are they 4.05"???? 

Of course, according to his holiness, Steve Jobs, no one would ever want a screen larger than 3.5 anyways......bring on the cool-aid.


took me 30 seconds to find them on att's site.

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