AT&T’s 4G LTE Lineup: Six Android Devices and Two Windows Phones

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As AT&T continues to expand its high-speed 4G LTE wireless data network, the company has today announced a slew of devices to take advantage of the increased bandwidth. There are five Android handsets on tap, an 8-inch Android tablet and two Windows Phone handsets.

(MORE: Ask Techland: What’s the Deal with 4G?)

Let’s light this candle.

First up, we’ve got the Samsung Exhilarate:

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Notable specs: 4-inch screen; made from 80% recycled materials; Android 2.3.

Availability: “In the coming months,” says AT&T.

Price: Unknown, but I’m guessing it’ll be rather inexpensive – perhaps $99 on contract.

Other notes: It’s “the first 4G LTE device to meet environmental and sustainability standards,” says AT&T, so if you’re into green gadgets and you’re looking to get into the whole 4G LTE thing (superfast web speeds), then this is your best – read: only – option.

Then there’s the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD:

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Notable specs: 4.65-inch screen; dual-core CPU, 0.37 inches thick; falls back on slower-but-still-pretty-fast 4G HSPA+ network when 4G LTE isn’t available; Android 2.3.

Availability: “In the coming months,” says AT&T.

Price: Unknown, but I’m guessing around $200 on contract.

Other notes: The model name is way too long, but it looks like a capable phone otherwise. The HPSA+ compatibility is nice, too, since AT&T’s 4G LTE network isn’t available everywhere.

Step right up, Pantech Burst:

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Notable specs: 4-inch screen; 16 gigabytes of memory; dual-core CPU; Android 2.3.5.

Availability: January 22

Price: $49.99 with a two-year contract

Other notes: It’s cheap, but the dual-core processor should help.

And speaking of Pantech, let’s take a look at the Pantech Element tablet:

pantech_element

Notable specs: 8-inch tablet; front- and rear-facing cameras; 16 gigabytes of storage; weighs about one pound; it’s waterproof up to one meter for 30 minutes; runs Android 3.2.

Availability: January 22

Price: $299.99 with a two-year data contract

Other notes: It’s waterproof, which is cool, but being forced into a two-year data contract for a tablet that’s going to be obsolete far before then is not. AT&T eases the sting somewhat by offering both the Pantech Burst (above) and this tablet for $250 with a two-year contract for a limited time, which is $100 worth of savings.

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