May 25, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
Going on the assumption that these leaked images and details are accurate, then it would be safe to assume that AT&T using Android fans will want to begin paying attention. Anyway, it looks like AT&T will be getting their very own Android phone in the form of the HTC Lancaster, which is expected to be available beginning on August 3. Unfortunately at this time we have not seen any pricing information leak, however there are plenty of details on the phone itself.
As for the specs on the Lancaster, it will feature a 2.8-inch QVGA (240 x 320) display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3-megapixel fixed focus with digital zoom camera, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, a microSD card slot, A-GPS as well as being HSDPA and HSUPA capable.
Additionally, the Lancaster will have a 1350mAH battery and a “unique HTC Social Messaging User Interface.” Finally, it looks like the Lancaster will be an AT&T exclusive for 6-months. Overall it sounds like a great addition for AT&T, and one that should give T-Mobile and the G1 some competition.
Of course, while it all sounds good there is one item that may screw it up a bit. According to the spec sheet, the availability date was noted as being “in question” due to the fact that AT&T requested to use their “standard UI.” Lets just hope that this remains more of an Android phone and a little less of an AT&T phone.