AT&T iPhone Alternatives
Although the iPhone has been a smash hit for AT&T, the carrier is out to show this spring that it isn't a one-trick pony. Over the past few weeks, AT&T has announced that its network will support several new high-profile smartphones, including its first smartphones based on the Android operating system. In this slideshow we'll break down the top new AT&T devices and look at their prices, operating systems, processing power and more.
The Dell Aero
The big news here is that AT&T will get the first smartphone developed by Dell to be released in the United States. The Aero is basically a variation on the Dell Mini 3 already released in China. It is a touchscreen phone that features both 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a 3.5-inch display screen and a 5 MP camera. The phone does not have an official release date and its price and interior specs are so far unknown.
The Palm Pre Plus
The Pre Plus, recently made available on Verizon, is an upgrade from the original Pre with 16GB Flash and 512 RAM. Like the original, the Pre Plus features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch display screen and a Half-Size Video Graphics Array display resolution of 480x320 pixels.
As the first Android-powered device to hit AT&T's 3G network, the Backflip features a "flip-out" QWERTY keyboard that is designed to be opened more like a book than like a traditional slide-out keyboard. The phone will also feature Motorola's Motoblur overlay, which is essentially a social networking aggregator that lets users integrate friends' status updates and uploaded pictures from Twitter, Facebook and MySpace onto their home screens.
Palm Pixi Plus
This Palm device, which is more of a standard candy bar smartphone than the Palm Pre, features a full QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen and HSPA 7.2 connectivity. The Pixi is Palm's lightest device, coming in at 3.8 ounces. However, it features a smaller display screen than the Palm Pre and less user storage.
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