AT&T Inc. this week released the first LTE capable smartphones for AT&T customers nationwide.

Devices include HTC Corp.’s HTC Vivid and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

The HTC Vivid includes a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2Ghz Dual-Core CPU, 8MP camera with 1080p video recording at 60 frames-per-second, 16GB memory, and Google Inc.’s Android OS with HTC Sense at $199.99 with two-year contract.

The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket includes a 4.5-inch SuperAMOLED Plus display, 1.5Ghz Dual-Core CPU, 8MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1080p HD recording, 16GB memory, and Google Inc.’s Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS at $249.99 with two-year contract.

4G LTE service launched Nov. 6 in Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Athens, Ga. It plans to reach 15 markets and 70 million Americans by the end of 2011.

AT&T in Oct. said it will release five new smartphones that include Google Inc.’s Android OS.

New devices include Motorola Mobility Inc.’s Atrix 2, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Captivate Glide and Doubletime, Pantech Curitel’s Pantech Pocket, and ZTE Corp.’s AT&T Avail.

AT&T Oct. 14 began sale of Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S.

It currently holds 96 million subscribers in the U.S.

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