HTC Vivid

Samsung and AT&T this morning announced the carrier’s first LTE smartphones — the Android 2.3.5-powered Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid.

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket In addition to sporting Gingerbread (and we’d fully expect it to get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich next year), the Skyrocket has a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display at 480×800 reolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP rear-facing camer with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 16GB of on-board stoarge, and a microSD card slot.

It’ll be available Nov. 6 for $ 249.99 with a two-year contract.

The HTC Vivid is rocking a 4.5-inch qHD display at 540×960. It’s got a 1.2 GHz processor, 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, 16GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot. It’ll be available for $ 199 on contract.

AT&T’s LTE network is in its infancy, having gone live in just five cities so far — Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. But with the launch of the Skyrocket, AT&T’s expanding its LTE markets to Boston; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Athens, Ga.

AT&T’s got two data plans from which to choose: 200MB for $ 15 a month (an additional 200MB costs another $ 15), or 2GB for $ 25 a month, with a extra 1GB costing another $ 10. You can add 4GB of mobile hotspot data for an addition $ 45 a month.

Source: AT&T

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