What's the Best Android Phone You Can Use on At&t?

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  1. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    Any new ones coming out? Any ones on the market as of today? The reason why I ask is because I want to see the competition that's out there for my favorite phone, the iPhone of course!
     
  2. phrint macrumors 6502

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    As of right now it would be the Nexus One. The Backflip is a horrid Android device.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, the Nexus One is the best for at&t. Not that there is a big selection of Android devices to choose from.:(
     
  4. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you use a Motorola Milestone if you unlock it? Isn't it basically a GSM version of the Moto Droid?
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I don't know that much about the Milestone. Check to make sure that it has the proper 3G frequencies to work on at&t. Even if it does, I would take the Nexus One over the Milestone.
     
  6. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    if i have to choose, ill take the nexus because its made by google so you'll be able to update the OS as soon as google revise them
     
  7. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2; en-gb; Nexus One Build/FRF50) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

    As others have said, The at&t N1 or the Canadian Telus/Rogers Milestone are the best.
    The Milestone would be an expensive purchase and the N1 would be unsubsidised. Hardly ideal if you're after a cheap smartphone.
     
  8. Justinf79 macrumors 6502

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    I believe the Samsung Galaxy S is coming to AT&T this summer. (And possibly T-Mo)
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    As others have stated the Nexus is your best and realistically only choice at the moment.

    I have the N1 and its good phone. Awesome screen, easily rootable. Nexus owners will get updates generally before anyone else, so that's a plus. Another plus for me is by purchasing an unlocked phone, I did not touch my contract and incur the higher ETF AT&T is imposing, nor is my expiration date extended.
     
  10. Keleko macrumors 68000

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    Did they fix the touch screen flakiness I heard about in reviews on the Nexus 1? I heard it wasn't as responsive as the iPhone's.
     
  11. cyclone84 macrumors regular

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    Samsung i897

    It looks like at&t is going to get the Samsung i897

    Not too many details, yet, but it may ship with an unskinned version of Android 2.1.
     
  12. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    No it's still not as responsive as the iPhone, but I think the reviews were referring to the touch-sensitive buttons that don't work because you just have to press a bit above them for them to activate.
     

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