Android finally comes to AT&T-five times

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


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13 Comments

1. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

[ ^^] woot

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 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...

3. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 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)

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's great news for at&t.

5. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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...

6. skidodo142

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

finally...took them long enough.

7. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I will reserve my judgement

8. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

10. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

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

9. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

11. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 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.)

12. Verdes1988

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

13. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 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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