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Android finally comes to AT&T-five times

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Android finally comes to AT&T-five times
AT&T has finally joined the list of carriers that is offering an Android handset. The cellular carrier is actually planning on selling 5 different Android models by the end of the first half of this year. Three of the five will be exclusive to AT&T and include a Motorola model with MOTOBLUR and a unique form factor which adds up to the Motorola Backflip/Motus. This handset is designed so that the keyboard faces out, even when the device is closed. Another exclusive model will be the Dell Mini 3 and the last one will be a device built by HTC. The last two phones could be the Nexus One and another Android device that is anyone's guess. Each of the top 4 carriers in the U.S. will now offer Android handsets to its customers. Ever since the nation's top carrier, Verizon, launched both the Motorola DROID and the HTC DROID Eris back in November, Google's open source OS has picked up momentum on the back of some well-reviewed hardware and the media attention given to the Nexus One.

Motorola Backflip/Motus Preliminary Specifications
HTC Nexus One Specifications

source: AT&T via BGR

Android finally comes to AT&T-five times

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


[ ^^] woot

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 14:31

2. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yea pretty sweet news for ATT in leau of most likely losing exclusivity of the iPhone this year. Hopefully they are getting some sweet exclusives for their sake...

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 14:33

3. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


I wish all these tech blogs would stop speculating that AT&T *might* get the Nexus One. It's a fucking tease. I think we found out yesterday that AT&T isn't getting it. FMC (Fuck My Carrier)

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 14:51

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


that's great news for at&t.

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 14:59

5. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Uh oh...AT&T is getting Shaq (Apple) and Kobe (Google) on the same team. Can the two co-habitate without one wanting to be traded? Guess we'll see...

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 15:36

6. skidodo142 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


finally...took them long enough.

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 18:18

7. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


I will reserve my judgement

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 19:13

8. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Well this isn't any kind of shocker. ATT had to do SOMETHING to keep afloat, all the while more than likely losing their exclusivity w/ the iPhone. No one knows for sure, but I'd be willing to bet a bundle iPhone exclusive goes. Especially after all the negative press Apple's phone received, being tied to ATT. Welcome to progress (sort of, your network still blows) ATT.

posted on 07 Jan 2010, 00:13

10. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


And what network do you think could keep afloat without a good line-up of cell phones? Verizon? ROFL!

posted on 06 Jan 2010, 21:28

9. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


ATT always gets some game changing phone first the razr then the iphone. I wonder what is the next phone that makes waves through the industry.

posted on 07 Jan 2010, 02:36

11. cansler (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)


'BOUT DANG TIME!!!!! I was beginning to think they hated me, their one loyal smartphone user that does NOT have an iToy. I'm loyal mainly because I work there and I can't jstify taking money out of my pocket and putting into any of the competition (I was going to if I didn't hear anything about Android coming soon); but also because I have never had a problem w/ the network including 3G coverage. Price IS kinda high, though, even w/ my whopping 19% discount. ( why not an even 20% or 30% I'll never know. OR, how about free use of our company phones so I don't have to carry 2? Just let us pay the subsidized price for the handset. It would all be just a tax write-off anyways. I mean, we are the ones laying the backbone and network and maintaining it so we can claim the *ahem* nation's fastest 3G network... albeit spotty in coverage.)

posted on 07 Jan 2010, 12:07

12. Verdes1988 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2010)


I will have to agree with you. I moved from an Iphone to a Bold and my coverage actually got better. In places where i would have only 1 or 2 bars in 3g with my Iphone, on my bold now i get either 4 or full 3g bars now.

posted on 07 Jan 2010, 19:36

13. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Damn son...only 19%? That's kinda trife on AT&T's part...luckily I work for them other boys who gives me a 50% discount on my employee plan*whistles*...

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