AT&T is launching a whopping 4 Android devices on Sunday (November 20th) The Samsung Double Time, The Pantech Pocket, The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G/LTE and The Samsung Captivate Glide.
The Samsung Captivate Glide builds on the highly successful Samsung Galaxy S franchise and the Samsung Captivate which was AT&T’s version of the original Samsung Galaxy S. The original Captivate went on sale in July of 2010 and sold pretty well at AT&T stores.
The Samsung Captivate Glide features a 4 inch SuperAMOLED screen running on top of a 1ghz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1gb of RAM. Although 8 months ago the Nvidia Tegra 2 was the primo top of the line processor, it’s now mode to medium to high range phone status. The medium to high range category is one that we thought up to describe two phones on Sprint, the LG Marquee and the HTC Evo Design 4G.
AT&T isn’t wasting any time at CTIA. Monday night while attending a party hosted by rival Verizon Wireless everyone’s cell phones started going off like there was some gigantic fire or something. Well what was on fire was AT&T, adding five new devices to their growing list of Android devices.
Earlier in the year AT&T announced an aggressive Android strategy which included 12 Android powered handsets. They’ve now exceeded that with 19. Among the five new devices are the Samsung Captivate Glide and the Samsung Double Time.
The Samsung Captivate Glide is very similar to the newly announced Samsung Stratosphere on Verizon Wireless. It has a dual core Tegra 2 processor on board, clocked at 1ghz and a slide out qwerty keyboard, because ya know, some people just need a keyboard. Android Central ran a rumor over the summer that this device with the qwerty may be a Galaxy S II variant, but we know now that’s not the case.
The specs put this in the top of the mid-range Android devices or the lower end of the superphone spectrum