AT&T Unveils 'Tilt' Smartphone
AT&T today unveiled its first Windows Mobile 6-enabled smartphone, the Tilt. Named for its 2.8" screen, which tilts like a laptop's when slid up to reveal the handset's full QWERTY keyboard.
Containing a host of powerful features, the device includes Wi-Fi with 802.11b and g frequencies, a 3-megapixel camera, the highest resolution yet for AT&T, Bluetooth 2.0, support for up to 32Gb microSD memory, and global 3G Capabilities from AT&T's UMTS/HSDPA-based BroadbandConnect Network.
The most interesting features of this device fall under the Telenav GPS Navigator heading. Turn-by-turn voice and onscreen directions for driving and walking are presented in conjunction with colorful 3D maps. The software can turn the Tilt into a GPS tracking device, a time sheet manager, wireless form tablet, job dispatcher and bar code scanner.
For those who rely heavily upon e-mail communication, the Tilt provides numerous options. In addition to the Microsoft Direct Push mail software and AT&T's popular Express Mail service, the Tilt is the first Windows Mobile 6 device to come with BlackBerry Connect 4.0. BlackBerry Connect adds support for push email from Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and Novell Groupwise.
Intended for the professional, as well as the ever-elusive "prosumer," AT&T's Tilt will be available October 5 for a promotional price of $299.99 USD at retail stores nationwide.