The Atrix 2 is a modest update to the original Atrix 4G, which debuted early this year. The phone retains the 960 x 540 screen, sold-separately laptop dock, 1GHz processor and “4g” HSPA+ network connection. A big part of the improvement comes from an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and Android Gingerbread, though oddly, the on-board storage has been cut in half to 8GB. AT&T is trying to position the Atrix 2 as an enterprise phone with new encryption and remote-access features. The Atrix 2 will be available for purchase before the week is out on October 16th for $99 (just like the original) with a new 2-year contract.
Samsung’s QWERTY offerings are the Captivate Glide (which we spotted earlier) and budget-friendly DoubleTime. The former has a 4-inch 800x 480 Super AMOLED screen hiding its slide-out keyboard. Don’t let the messaging fool you, though – the 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and 1GB RAM will pack quite a punch. This one also has an 8 megapixel/1080p camera with a 1.3 megapixel front camera and access to HSPA+ 4G. The DoubleTime is a budget phone, and unlike the Gingerbread-loaded Captivate Glide, this little guy is saddled with Android 2.2 Froyo. The 600MHz phone’s screen is a small 3.2-inches, and the keyboard looks like it flips out Cliq-style.
Pantech’s latest smartphone, the Pocket, is an interesting one to say the least. It features a 4:3 800 x 600 screen, much wider in the horizontal axis than most android phones, and the screen stretches to four inches. AT&T claims this is for a better typing and browsing experience. Android 2.3 is included, as is “HD” video capture on the 5 megapixel camera. No mention is made of processor, storage or 4G, though we’ll probably be hearing a lot more soon.
Last but not least (“least” going to the DoubleTime up there), THe AT&T Avail is the latest addition to AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid service. OEM phone maker ZTE supplies this little guy with a 3.5-inch screen and a five megapixel camera. Once again, no more specifications or availability info is being made available at this time. Expect more information on the Atrix 2 and the other four new phones as their respective release dates near.