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Android and WebOS Phones Coming to AT&T

AT&T Announces Android and WebOS Devices
AT&T is finally getting in on the Android party, promising to soon carry handsets from Motorola, HTC, and Dell. In total, five separate devices will be launching in the first half of 2010. Among those is the Dell Mini 3, which is the company's first smartphone and has only been available in China and Brazil. The Dell is a 3G- and GPS-enabled device with a 640x360 touchscreen and a 3-megapixel flash camera. While nothing is confirmed about the Motorola handset, we suspect that the "unique form factor" device is Motorola's QWERTY-keyboard-packing Backflip.

With two down, that means we can expect three Android-powered smartphones from HTC to come to "the nation's fastest 3G network." Again, no concrete information is known, but it's not hard to guess that at least one of those devices could be the lust-worthy Nexus One.

As if the big Android announcement wasn't enough, AT&T also announced that it would be launching not one, but two WebOS-powered devices this year from Palm. Will they simply be versions of the Pre and Pixi, compatible with AT&T's 3G network? Or will they be entirely new devices?

Thanks to its iPhone exclusivity, AT&T could very well wind up the only carrier in the U.S. to offer a handset with every major smartphone OS. On the other hand, this could just be a move to strengthen AT&T's stable of devices before that exclusive deal ends and Verizon gets its paws on the Apple phone. [From: Engadget and Engadget]

Tags: android, att, cescellphones, cesmobilemedia, dell, htc, Motorola, palm



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