The same day when it announced the availability of Nokia’s Ovi Store for its customers, AT&T has also unveiled plans to launch no less than five new Android smartphones throughout 2010 (during the first half of the year) – and no, the Google Nexus One isn’t among them, unfortunately.
Currently the only majors US carrier that doesn’t have any Android handsets in its line-up, AT&T will work with HTC, Motorola and Dell for launching the five devices.
One of AT&T’s upcoming Android smartphones is the Dell Mini 3 – already available in China and Latin America as Dell Mini 3i, and approved by the FCC to work on AT&T’s 3G bands. The folks over at Dell have confirmed the release of Mini 3 via AT&T, although they don’t say when exactly it will be available, or for what price.
AT&T’s other Android smartphones include a Motorola one “powered by MOTOBLUR, with a unique form factor and an AT&T exclusive” (could it be the Motorola Backflip / Enzo?), and a HTC one – also an AT&T exclusive. Details about them are not available at the moment.
AT&T has already prepared a webpage on its website, dedicated to Android. You can find it here. Well, what can I say… It’s good to see AT&T finally getting with the times and embracing Android.
The second largest US carrier has also announced “an agreement with Qualcomm to standardize apps development for mid-range Quick Messaging Devices using BREW Mobile Platform”, and a new AT&T SDK. Apparently, HTC, LG and Pantech will launch Brew phones for AT&T this year and in early 2011.
Via Press release
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