AT&T soft launched 4G/LTE service a couple of months ago in five markets. On November 6th they are adding two Android 4G/LTE phones and a few more markets to their 4G/LTE foot print. As we reported earlier in the day the first 4G/LTE device is the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, which is a Samsung Galaxy S II made to run on the 4G/LTE network.
The other 4G/LTE Android device is the HTC Vivid. The HTC Vivid features a dual core 1.2ghz processor and a 4.5 inch qHD display. The Vivid will also bring Android 2.3 Gingerbread and HTC’s Sense UI to AT&T’s 4G/LTE network.
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The Vivid also features an 8 mega pixel rear facing camera capable of taking 1080p true HD video. Video is recorded at 60 frames per second and HTC has included an onboard video editor to edit videos on the fly and upload them straight to YouTube on AT&T’s fast LTE network.
The HTC Vivid will arrive in AT&T core stores on November 6th along side the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. The Vivid will cost just $199 on a new two year agreement.
AT&T has announced that they are activating 4G/LTE service in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Boston, Indianapolis and Athens, Georgia on November 6th. We are expecting south Texas including Austin to be lit up within the next couple of weeks as well.
“We are thrilled to continue growing our relationship with AT&T and excited for the HTC Vivid to be one of the first LTE devices on AT&T for the holiday season,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of global sales and marketing, HTC. “The HTC Vivid combines an exceptional display in a premium device that delivers a powerful smartphone to our customers through AT&T’s fast LTE and HSPA+ 4G network.”