Ahead of this week’s CTIA trade show, AT&T’s announced its summer lineup. Everything, from the fancy Samsung Impression to the $50 budget bucket, has a full QWERTY keyboard.
• Nokia’s E71, a great-looking Blackberry-style model with a 2.3″ display, 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA, WiFi and bluetooth. Available unlocked since 2008, it runs Symbian and will be $150 from April or May.
• Samsung’s Propel Pro, an upgrade on last years’ Propel. The new model has Windows Mobile 6.1, a slider keyboard and a thumbpad navigation system. It has a 320×320 display, tri-band GSM for international roaming, and a $200 tag.
• Samsung’s Impression, touted as the first U.S. phone with an amoled display. The 3.2″ screen’s resolution is 240×400, and it has a 3 megapixel camera, GPS and a full QWERTY slider keyboard. It’ll be $250 from April 7.
• LG’s Xenon, which has an ultra-wide 240×480 pixel touchscreen display and a 2 megapixel camera, WiFi and standard keyboard. It’ll be $150.
• LG’s Neon, a $100 model made of terribly bright colors. There’s no 3G, no WiFi, just a 2MP camera, a 320×240 pixel display, and joie de vivre.
• Samsung’s Magnet, a $50 budget textphone that still has a keyboard but is otherwise quite basic: it has charms, but check the camera, web browser and menu snappiness before committing.