News by Luke Jones on Tuesday November 04, 2014.
|Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.|
AT&T has revealed that it is launching three new smartphones to its network. Two will be Windows Phone devices, the new Microsoft Nokia Lumia 830 and the HTC One M8 for Windows, while another HTC device is also coming to Ma Bell in the form of the Android powered Desire EYE.The Nokia Lumia 830 is that last device that will carry Nokia's moniker as Microsoft has decided to ditch it. The handset is already available in the US unlocked, but AT&T is giving consumers several ways to buy the handset. The Lumia 830 will be offered by AT&T for $99.99 on contract, $449.99 off-contract, or for free on an AT&T Next plan (with NEXT, you'll have to pay $18.75 a month with Next 18, or $22.50 a month with Next 12). The 830 gets a 10 megapixel PureView camera, a 5-inch 720p screen with Gorilla Glass 3 over the top, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and Nokia's apps such as HERE maps. The HTC One M8 for Windows landed two months ago and shook Microsoft?s platform as this is the only real deal flagship available running Windows Phone 8.1. AT&T is now carrying the handset or $199.99 on contract, or $669.99 off-contract. To get it for $0 down, $27.92 a month with AT&T Next 18, or $33.60 a month with AT&T Next 12. This is the same deal as the Android M8 in terms of specs, such as a 5-inch 1080p LCD screen, the same 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of on board storage (non-expandable). In terms of cameras nothing has changed, there is still the 4MP UltraPixel lens on the rear with depth sensing additional lens, while the front snapper is a 5 megapixel component. There is also the same 2,600mAh battery, but we think it may perform better on Windows Phone 8.1 but will reserve judgement until we can do a thorough test. The final new smartphone being made available with Ma Bell is the new HTC Desire EYE, a high end handset that launched last month with the EYE Experience camera software. AT&T will charge $149.99 with a two-year contract. Off deal, the phone is priced at $549.99. The model on the AT&T Next 18 plan is $0 down, with 18 monthly payments of $22.92. On the AT&T Next 12 plan, the handset is $0 down, with 12 monthly payments of $27.50.
Optimized for taking selfies, HTC Desire EYE is AT&T's first smartphone with a 13MP front-facing camera and a dual LED flash. Both HTC Desire EYE and RE have many great features that allow you to capture your moments ? all on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, covering more than 300 million Americans."-Jeff Bradley, senior vice president - Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.