AT&T announce 3 new Windows Phones to their lineup
AT&T, one of America’s biggest carriers has just announced their new Windows Phone 7.5 (That’s Mango for you more observant readers, the next OS update from Microsoft for their Windows Phones) and the lineup includes 2 previously unannounced phone and 1 recently announced phone. We’ve all been expecting new phones what with Mango apparently expected to launch this week. And it seems that AT&T will once again be heading the Windows Phone charge, just as they did with 1st generation Windows Phones. The phones are as follows:
The HTC Titan – Yes the big behemoth that we’ve recently written about has been drool worthy will be coming to AT&T as one of their main Windows Phones with Mango. Featuring a massive 4.8-inch S-LCD screen, a 1.5GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, this will most probably be one of the biggest phones around on the market and should be released in the coming weeks around the world, and shortly thereafter in the USA.
The Focus S – Previous leaks had mentioned this phone before, but we were never sure about it’s specs until now of course. The Focus S is an updated (and upgraded) version of the popular Samsung Focus in the United States (the international version should resemble a Samsung Omnia 7). It features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus (the best screen currently on the market), a 1.4GHz processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. It’s also meant to be one of the slimmest phones out there, measuring just 8.55 millimetres (The Samsung Galaxy S 2 is 8.49mm while the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm). This phone certainly looks to be Samsung’s flagship Windows Phone 7 with impressive specs and that Super AMOLED Plus screen will be just spectacular in real life. Definitely one to look out for. Apparently the Focus S will be do 4G capable speeds too! Whether that means it 4G or not is unclear at this point.
The Focus Flash – We’ve seen pictures leaked of the Focus Flash, so we’re sure it’s going to be a smaller Samsung Omnia 7 (internationally) and a smaller Samsung Focus in the states. This particular model is being geared more towards a lower price point for users who don’t want to pay as much for their phone. It does however have some nice specs to go with it – A 1.4GHz processor to power it, a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, and it will have a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. Doesn’t sound like a lower phone to us at all! Nevertheless, expect this to be priced significantly lower than The Focus S.
We must actually commend AT&T to take the initiative and have the drive to be the leading Windows Phone 7 retailer in the United States, and we’d wish other companies took more of an initiative as well (we’re looking at you Verizon!). AT&T also took the time to say that they’ll be the first company to update their current 1st gen Windows Phones to Mango (aka Windows Phone 7.5) which will be great for their customers to hear. Unfortunately no release date has yet been given for either Mango updates or Phone release dates, but we’ll update you on that as soon as we hear more from AT&T, along with pictures of the Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash when they’re leaked/released.
It’s looking like a good end of the year for Windows Phone so far.