AT&T Confirms Android Plans – 5 Handsets in First Half of 2010

AT&T has finally added their name to the list of carriers officially on board with Android.  Coming not a moment too soon, the nation’s 4th largest carrier announced today that five Android-based handsets are coming in the first half of 2010.  Speaking at the 4th annual AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, executives promised phones from HTC, Motorola, and Dell.

The Motorola phone pictured below is all but confirmed as the Backflip, which has been tossed through the rumor mill of late.  The Dell handset will be a variation of the Mini 3 that’s been released in other countries.  And as for the HTC device… the only thing we know at this point is that it will be an “AT&T exclusive”.

If you are interested in keeping up to date, head to AT&T’s dedicated Android page and add your email address.

Any AT&T subscribers out there getting excited over the news?  Anyone gonna hold off for a few more months to switch to “the nation’s fastest 3G network“?

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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15 Comments

  1. James
    January 06, 22:06 Reply

    In what sense is AT&T the 4th largest carrier? As far as I know they are the 2nd largest in the US unless you mean something other than subscribers?

  2. James
    January 06, 22:10 Reply

    Tried to sign up but the stupid AT&T website doesn't like .name email addresses. The .name tld has been around since 2002. AT&T you FAIL at the internet.

  3. droidin
    January 06, 22:33 Reply

    Bastards finally caved in! It will be interesting to see if suddenly Nexus' 3G spectrum will get slightly wider

  4. Guest
    January 07, 00:17 Reply

    4th largest? They're second; barely smaller than Verizon. They used to be number 1 until Verizon recently bought Alltel. AT&T and Verizon are by far the two largest, T-Mobile and Sprint aren't even on the same level as Verizon and AT&T in terms of subscribers in the US.

    Verizon – 89 Million subscribers
    AT&T – 81.6 million subscribers



    Sprint – 48 million customer

    T-Mobile – 33.4 million customers

    • RipRap
      May 28, 21:26 Reply

      WTFCares? Whether they are #4 or #2, they SUCK at CS and TS and from what I read here, also at BS.

      T-Mobile is #1 in CS, and THAT is what really matters. Do you want a company that cares about YOU, the customer, or just them selves, the Corporate MEGOPOLY that spends 100's of millions on stupid ads bragging how BIG they are. If ATT were a human being, they would be diagnosed with Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) .

  5. debroq
    January 22, 17:30 Reply

    I just switched from AT&T to Verizon to get an Android phone.

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