The high-end smartphone designed by Motorola for C-Spire, Electrify hinted to get a firmware upgrade possibly in the first quarter of 2012 if all goes well in testing. Motorola Mobility and US Cellular ( C-Spire) are recruiting 200 Electrify owners to test and provide feedback on future firmware updates.
AT&T’s first pair of LTE-capable smartphones — the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid — are available for purchase today for $249 and $199 $149 and $99 (AT&T apparently lowered the price since the announcement) respectively. While both phones will function fine on AT&T’s existing HSPA+ network, the cities where you can actually get LTE data are still pretty limited. As of today, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Athens, Ga.
The Skyrocket pairs alongside the Galaxy S II already in AT&T’s stable, but it ups the Super AMOLED Plus display (at 480×800) to 4.5 inches. It’s also got a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP rear-facing camer with LED flash, 2MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 16GB of on-board stoarge, and a microSD card slot.