AT&T has released a video showcasing its testing lab for smartphone.Interesting point here is demo of upcoming Android OS smarthphone is shown briefly.This has been dubbed as HTC Liberty.In the video, Dante Martin, Product Manager at AT&T for Android devices, gives watchers two quick looks at a smartphone.In the video, Dante Martin, Product Manager at AT&T for Android devices, gives watchers two quick looks at a smartphone.
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The brief glimpses are enough to show that this is an HTC model with a tablet shape. Although the video is blurry, it’s clear enough to reveal that the smartphone is running the HTC Sense user interface.
Overview of the HTC Liberty
According to information that has leaked out of HTC, this device maker has created the Liberty for AT&T. This smartphone will have a tablet shape with a QVGA 2.8-inch, 320 x 480 Touchscreen and an optical trackball but with no sliding keyboard.The model will reportedly have a 5 megapixel camera and a 3.5 mm headset jack but all other specifications are unknown at this point.Not sure about which processor but probably going to have a 528MHz ARM processor running Android OS 2.1(Eclair) with the HTC Sense user interface layered on top.
This is supposedly to be inexpensive low end and affordable handset costing less than 100$.AT&T has committed to offering at least one HTC model running the Android OS in the near future, but hasn’t revealed any details on exactly what is going to be released.
In addition to all the information that has come out on the HTC Liberty, there have also been been reports of the HTC Aria. This is expected to be a device similar to the Liberty, but with a sliding, landscape-oriented keyboard.
Back in January, AT&T Wireless CEO Ralph de la Vega promised that his company is going to release five smartphones running Google’s Android OS in the first half of this year. So far it has released only one, the Motorola Backflip, and announced plans to offer a second, the Dell Aero.If the carrier is going to meet its self-imposed deadline, it needs to get the HTC Liberty and HTC Aria out before the end of this month.
Check out video that briefly showcases the the HTC Liberty, and also shows a bit about AT&T’s Android testing procedures.