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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jhanson09, Jan 5, 2010.
Are their any unlocked android phones that support AT&T's 3G network?
Hardware doesn't work with AT&T 3G.
With at least three Android-based phones, why is this? Are they trying to covet that key T-Mobile base of 8 users?
I don't think it is that as much as at&t showing absolutely no interest in carrying an Android phone. They have hitched their wagon to the iPhone and are going to ride it to the end of the exclusivity period.
HTC magic was made with 1900/850 3G, but you have to track one down on ebay that is unlocked.
Really? AT&T has no interest in carrying an Android phone??? http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/06/atandt-finally-goes-android-confirms-dell-htc-and-motorola-on-bo/
Try reading the rest of what you quoted. He said they're focused on the iPhone until "the end of the exclusivity period."
You posted a link about Android phones coming later this year.
So...doesn't your link just prove his point?
Notice my original statement was made before the at&t announcement. Sorry, my crystal ball is in the shop. While I am glad that at&t is going to have some android models, it is disappointing that they are the last major carrier in the US to get android, and no specific models were announced.
But it also likely signals the end of AT&T's stranglehold on the iPhone. Hooray!
Possibly. Who knows, maybe Apple will have some sort of announcement at the event on the 27th.
No it doesn't, because nowhere does it say AT&T and Apple's exclusivity ends in 2010. But I'm sure you're one of those who is desperately grasping onto the hope that it does and the hope that Verizon picks up the iPhone, am I right?
Here here, I second that. I am definitely getting an Android phone as well. Switch them out back and forth when I get tired of one or the other.
It'll be interesting to see if Apple persists in it's secrecy about everything and treating developers like trash once the Android phones start showing up on AT&T's web site. If it wasn't for the incompatibility with AT&T's 3G I'd have a Nexus in my hands right now. Apple is going to have to put in some real effort this time if it intends to keep bleeding edge users.
Treating developers like trash? HA! Small people are able to make some cash on apps that would otherwise be lost in the endless sea of the Internet. Yes, it's hard to stand out on the App Store as well, but it's better than the vast expanse of the ol' WWW.
There have been 3 billion (billion!) apps sold. Every other smartphone maker has been rushing to almost duplicate Apple's system. I think a lot of developers are just whiny that they don't have 100 percent control. Apple spent a lot of money on the iPhone, App Store, etc., so obviously it wants its say on a lot of things. I'm really so sorry that the makers of iFart had to wait to get such a useful app approved.
Hmm, well you can belittle it with descriptions like "whining" all you'd like, we'll find out in June if Apple bothers paying attention or not. Given their track record, I'd say it's about 50-50.
more phones on more networks can only be a good thing. Forces apple, RIM, google, windows (haha), to step up their phones or software and make them better and more competitive to all of the others.
I personally could care less if the iphone ever goes to verizon, tmobile, or sprint but i have a hard time believing that sooner or later they wont start offering it to other providers just as they have in other countries. I think that its obvious T-mobile will get the iphone once the exclusivity contract is over being that its already a GSM provider. (although 3g wouldn't work on it with the current chipset) Opening up to Verizon would require an entire different problem w/ it forcing apple to make a CDMA version, unless they use a multi platform chip like the storm maybe.
I'm sure there are NYC and SF iPhone users that would be happy if more than a few of their brothers and sisters switched to another 3G network.
On the AT&T website one the main page at http://wireless.att.com it says that Android phones are coming soon.... so I'm assuming it is coming
EDIT: you have to login to find out... but here is the link straight to it http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-sales/promotion/ces.jsp?wtSlotClick=1-002RQR-0-1&WT.svl=calltoaction