January 9, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
AT&T definitely lit up the CES stage at its Developer Summit conference today with its multitude of Android smartphones that were announced. Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T, essentially announced several Android smartphones that are high-end and mid-range to appeal to people interested in a 4G LTE Android device on AT&T.
To begin, we have the high-end Samsung Galaxy Note, which is finally going to launch on AT&T after many days of rumors and leaks. Those in Europe and Asia have already been enjoying the Galaxy Note, but American customers will not have to wait much longer for this baby to launch. We have more details on the Galaxy Note AT&T launch here.
Secondly, we have the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, which is an improved, high-end device over the Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Some are comparing this device to the Galaxy Nexus. Since AT&T is most likely not going to launch the Galaxy Nexus at this point, customers will have to make do with the Skyrocket HD — which is a pretty solid device in its own right. For example, it contains a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED HD display and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It will be available in the coming months, but there is no word at this time if it will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Thirdly, we have the Sony Xperia Ion, which is a high-end 4G LTE handset that is going to succeed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. This PlayStation certified device boasts a 4.6 inch HD display, 12MP rear facing camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3, and 720p front facing video recording. The Xperia Ion is being touted as multimedia powerhouse that handles gaming and media sharing very well.
The last two 4G LTE smartphones announced by AT&T include the Pantech Burst and Samsung Exhilarate. Both devices are priced below $50 on a two year contract and should be available for purchase soon.
Stay tuned for hands-on images and videos of several of the devices mentioned above.