CTIA 2012: Samsung and AT&T announces the Focus 2 Windows Phone with LTE

Summary:The new Samsung Focus 2 will take on the Nokia Lumia 900 at AT&T stores this month. AT&T will now have $50, $100, and $200 prices for their new LTE Windows Phone devices.

We can expect lots of mobile phone news from CTIA this week and the second announcement we see today comes from Samsung and AT&T with the Samsung Focus 2. As Ben Rudolph writes on the Windows Phone blog, the Focus 2 is a worthy upgrade to the Samsung Focus.

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The Samsung Focus 2 will be available on 20 May for just $49.99 with a two-year contract. Specifications for this sleek white phone include:

  • 4 inch Super AMOLED display
  • 1.4GHz processor
  • 5 megapixel camera and VGA front facing camera
  • LTE support on AT&T
  • Mobile hotspot capability

Much like the HTC Radar 4G, the Focus 2 looks like a decent starter Windows Phone device for AT&T. As we know, the specifications don't matter too much for Windows Phone devices since the OS flies even on original devices.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Hardware, Microsoft, Mobility, Samsung, Telcos, Windows


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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