updated 03:15 pm EDT, Fri September 14, 2007
AT&T Tilt Launch Details
Virtually every piece of information about the release of AT&T's variant on HTC's TyTN II smartphone has been revealed today, courtesy of a leaked presentation slide. Confirmed to bear the Tilt name, the American version will carry 3G Internet access, GPS navigation, and Wi-Fi but drop the front camera used primarily for video calls on Asian and European networks. In exchange, the angled slider will gain access to AT&T's CV video streaming, MEdia Net services, and the company's online radio and music store services. BlackBerry Connect, Good Mobile Messaging, and multi-network IM (including AOL, Windows Live, and Yahoo) should all be available at or shortly after launch, AT&T notes.
Despite the lack of a concrete release date, AT&T is now confident enough to slate the Tilt for a late September unveiling and has detailed pricing for two different models. The full version with a 3-megapixel rear camera will sell for $400 with a two-year contract that includes a $40 monthly unlimited data plan. A shorter one-year term boosts the price to $475, and a completely contract-free model is available for $550. Workers in high-security offices that bar cameraphones can buy a model without the camera for $50 less on a one- or two-year plan. [via BGR]