BGR's got details and photos on an upcoming Android QWERTY slider from AT&T.  According to the report, this is the carrier's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Given how unappetizing AT&T's lineup of Android smartphones with landscape QWERTY keyboards are, this should be a welcome option for the network's customers.    I mean, neither the HTC Status nor the Pantech Crossover (which are the carrier's best offerings in the category) are really bound to pique a more discerning user's interest.

Do note that the Galaxy S II bit may be completely off, since the front layout doesn't really match that on the global version of the phone (Samsung Attain).  Anyway, this just leads me to be a little miffed at how homogenous Samsung's designs have really been -- they all look so similar!

No specs were leaked, other than what you can plainly see from the photos.  Just in case you need a rundown of what's visible, it comes with a four-row QWERTY keyboard, an 8.0 megapixel camera with LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth and aGPS.  Oh yeah, it runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, likely with that ubiquitous TouchWiz UI on top.

Earlier this month, a Samsung exec mentioned that the Galaxy S II will be available in the US beginning August.  If this is indeed AT&T's version, you can probably expect it to become official within the next week or so.

[BGR]



 

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