With iPhone exclusivity about to disappear, AT&T appears ready to dive head-first into the Android device arena.
The carriers CEO suggested as much during an earnings call last week, and now comes an internal document leaked by Phandroid. If accurate, AT&T will roll out one dozen Android devices this year. In addition, the carrier will unveil 20 4G devices.
The first might be the Motorola Atrix and HTC Inspire smartphones; you could be hearing announcements about those in the next few days, with a release date around Valentines Day. The Atrix is what many people have been calling the Olympus: a device Motorola is billing as the worlds most powerful smartphone,” due to its Tegra 2-powered dual-core processor. It has a staggering 1GB of RAM. The Inspire will be attractive to those who like a big display in this case, 4.3 inches.
AT&T already offers seven Android phones, including the Motorola Backflip and the Samsung Captivate. But 12 new Androids would certainly show its ready to step up and fill the void of those customers who leave the carrier for a Verizon iPhone.