updated 10:20 am EDT, Wed August 20, 2008
Invision and W350a at ATT
AT&T today began offering two new phones, including just its third mobile TV device. The LG Invision is billed as the smallest phone of the type in the US and is just four inches tall while also registering at under half an inch thick. Both of which make it small enough to fit in most pockets but still supply live digital TV broadcasts. It also fully supports AT&T's 3G network as well as matching online music services like eMusic.
The phone carries a 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth with stereo audio support, and should be available today for $100 following a two-year contract and a rebate.
Going through a more quiet launch, the Sony Ericsson W350a is AT&T's newest budget Walkman phone and centers around its retro flip design that puts music controls on the outside while protecting the inside directional and number pads. Data access is capped at EDGE support, though the W350a shares the Invision's inclusion of a 1.3-megapixel camera and support for most AT&T music services. AT&T is selling versions in black, blue, and white, all of which are available for free with a contract and rebate but sell for at most $230 when contract-free.