AT&T and T-Mobile Tout 4G Devices Ahead of Verizon iPhone

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With the Verizon iPhone looming, AT&T and T-Mobile both have some impressive 4G-compatible Android phones rolling out this month. And T-Mobile’s got a 3D-capable Android tablet rolling out sometime after that.

AT&T’s HTC Inspire 4G (above, left) has a big 4.3-inch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and is priced extremely aggressively at $99 with a two-year contract. The handset runs Android version 2.2 and is capable of acting as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. It’ll be the first AT&T phone to leverage the company’s 4G (HSPA+) network and will be available February 13th.

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G (above, right) will run on T-Mobile’s own HSPA+ network and features Samsung’s familiar Galaxy S styling and customized Android operating system. It’s got a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, Android version 2.2, and a 1GHz Hummingbird processor. There’s no firm pricing or availability information yet other than that it’ll be available this month.

While T-Mobile is already pushing its 4G network with Apple-style ads that poke fun at the iPhone’s use of 3G technology, AT&T’s push into Android-based 4G superphones is shaping up to be pretty interesting as well.

The $99 price tag of a phone as powerful as the HTC Inspire 4G is almost unheard of, and the company will follow up that handset with the Motorola Atrix 4G which has a dual-core processor and is capable of powering an optional laptop dock. The company will also roll out the Samsung Infuse 4G, sporting a big 4.5-inch screen and 1.2GHz processor.

T-Mobile also released a few more details about its upcoming LG G-Slate tablet. It’ll run Google’s tablet-specific Android 3.0 operating system atop a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and will connect to the company’s 4G network. The 8.9-inch screen is 3D-capable, with the rear-facing camera touting 3D video capture for playback directly on the tablet.

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Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or availability for the tablet yet.

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