The new phones, due out this fall, include:
- The rugged Samsung Corp. Galaxy Rugby Pro and the Long Term Evolution (LTE) Galaxy Express, both running Android Ice Cream Sandwich
- The Samsung 'phablet' Note II
- The High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498) One VX, which will be an AT&T exclusive and run the latest Android OS 4.1, Jelly Bean
- The quad-core, flagship HTC One X+
- The Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) Xperia TL
- The LG Electronics Inc. (London: LGLD; Korea: 6657.KS) Optimus G.
AT&T isn't totally neglecting its other OSs though. The carrier also said it will exclusively carry the Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) Lumia 920, as well as offer the lower-end Lumia 820. Both will launch in November, meaning AT&T customers will have more smartphone choices than ever when it comes time for holiday shopping.
And, hey, if you don't want a smartphone in your stocking, AT&T also announced on Thursday the Samsung Galaxy Camera, an Android-based camera with LTE built-in.
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