Mar 262012

AT&TAT&T today confirmed to CNET that it will launch both the Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II on April 8th. The devices will be the carrier’s first 4G LTE Windows Phone devices.

Confirming rumours, AT&T will offer the Nokia Lumia 900 for US$99.99 with a two-year contract. This makes it one of AT&T’s cheapest flagship devices ever. The HTC Titan II, with its larger 4.7-inch display and 16MP camera, will sell for US$199.99.

With its aggressive pricing, Nokia is hoping that the Lumia 900 will prove to be a strong seller and allow the manufacturer to begin to reestablish its U.S. presence.

AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 900 on March 30th. Both black and blue models will be offered.

Read more: CNET (Nokia Lumia 900) and CNET (HTC Titan II)

Jan 272012

AT&TAlong with the AT&T launch details of the Nokia Lumia 900, BGR this week obtained additional details about the carrier’s Q1 roadmap. It includes:

  • LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note available on February 18th for US$299.99
  • HSPA+ Samsung Rugby Smart and AT&T Fusion available on February 18th for US$99.99 and US$124.99 respectively
  • HTC Titan II available on March 18th for US$199.99 with a two-year contract
  • A Sony HSPA+ tablet called the Crystal for US$409.99 (Could it be the Sony Tablet P?)

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, Samsung Exhilarate, and the Sony Xperia Ion are also on deck for the latter part of the quarter. There are no specific dates or price details yet.

Read more: BGR and BGR again

Jan 092012

HTC Titan IIAT&T today announced that it will be the first U.S. carrier to offer LTE Windows Phones. While none other than Nokia CEO Stephen Allsop attended AT&T’s keynote and promised LTE smartphones, these will not be formally unveiled until later today. The honour of the first LTE Windows Phone smartphone instead fell to the HTC Titan II.

“HTC’s history of innovation in 4G technology includes delivering the first 4G-powered devices to each major carrier in the U.S., so it is exciting today to continue that leadership with our first 4G LTE Windows Phone, the HTC TITAN II,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp. “This full-featured smartphone combines HTC’s design with AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network and Microsoft’s powerful Windows Phone software, giving people more of what they crave.”

HTC Titan II specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2
  • Operating system: Windows Phone 7.5
  • Cellular connectivity: 4G LTE
  • Display: 4.7-inch super LCD WVGA
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Rear-facing camera: 16MP AF with wide-angle lens, dual LED flash and 720p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 1,730mAh

The HTC TITAN II will be available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S. “in the coming months.” Pricing was not disclosed.

Read more: HTC