Here's some good news for Smartphone users. AT&T has decided to drop the prices of the BlackBerry Bold and Curve 8900 Smartphones. The 2-year contract price of the BlackBerry Bold is now at $199.99 down from the previous offer of $299.99 On the other hand, the 2-year contract price of the BlackBerry 8900 for AT&T is now at $149.99, fifty bucks than from the previous offer of $199.99.
Continuing with more Sony-Ericsson news, the company is releasing a new 3G mediaphone early next month (July 6). More after the jump.
The Sony Ericsson W995a has oodles of media features, including being one of the first American phones to include an 8.1 megapixel digital camera, along with 16x digital zoom, face detection, flash, and geotagging.
RIM, the company well known for creating the Blackberry Smartphones, has apparently prepared four new smartphones for AT & T. Most of them are already known by hearsay.
The first smartphone, code-named Onyx operates cellular networks in the 2G and 3G. It is equipped with HVGA-display, 3.2 MP camera, GPS-receiver modules, wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and microSD-slot.
It appears that AT&T subscribers will get a taste of the Palm Pre. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson stated during the All Things Digital conference that, "he sees AT&T selling the Pre after the exclusive arrangement with Sprint expires." Sprint currently owns exclusive rights to the Palm Pre until the end of 2009.
Another exciting phone has been unveiled in the continuing saga of AT&T upcoming phone leaks. This time it's a mobile TV handset called the "Opera TV", which might succeed the LG Vu. This possible LG Vu successor sports a 3-inch wide VGA display with a S-Class UI. The LG Opera TV also offers a powerful 5 megapixel camera with auto focus.
It appears that every Smartphone headed to AT&T this year has been exposed by a slide deck at Engadget. This leaked information on the upcoming AT&T Smartphones shows that the carrier will offer phones from various platforms. The upcoming AT&T Smartphones will be composed of handsets running on Windows Mobile, webOS, Android and BlackBerry OS.
AT&T's leaked lineup at Engadget indicates that the Symbian OS will be represented by four new Nokia handsets. These new AT&T cellphones from Nokia range from a powerful Smartphone to an entry-level handset.
The Nokia Mako is clearly the highlight of these upcoming AT&T cell phones. This Symbian S60 3.2-powered device sports a unique side slider design with a 2.6-inch QVGA screen, four row QWERTY keyboard. The Nokia Mako also offers quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz), dual-band HSDPA (850/1900MHz), 2 megapixel camera, aGPS, Bluetooth 2.0, 128MB of on-board memory, microSD expansion and a 2.5mm headset jack.
There was a series of leaks on AT&T's line-up at Engadget recently and just about every Smartphone headed to the carrier has been exposed. One of the highlights is a Motorola Android phone for AT&T called the Heron. The Android-based Motorola Heron debuted back in April as the IRONMAN. This Motorola Android phone for AT&T features a 2.6 inch QVGA touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keypad and a 3 megapixel fixed focus camera with auto-flash. Other features include quad-band GSM, dual-band HSDPA/HSUPA, full HTML browser and aGPS.
We first became aware of the Palm Eos last month and it was expected to be headed for AT&T. However, a leaked slide deck showcasing just about every Smartphone headed to the carrier has provided a firmer clue to the release date. The leaked slide deck confirmed that the Palm EOS is scheduled for a second half 2009 ship date.