This year is gearing up to be a good one if you’re an AT&T customer looking for Android-powered phones. The thus-far-Android-shy carrier will be supporting and/or selling at least two top-tier Android handsets within the next few months.
First, Google will launch an AT&T 3G-friendly version of the Nexus One later this year. And as if that weren’t enough for Android fans, new information suggests the wireless carrier will also launch its own version of the HTC Desire in or around June.
The Desire is a recently-announced Nexus One sibling powered by the same 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. Other features include a 3.7” AMOLED touchscreen, 576MB of RAM, GPS, a 5MP autofocus camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Android 2.1.
Because of its close relationship with Apple, AT&T remains the only one of the major four U.S. wireless carriers to not offer Android phones to its customers. That will change on March 7, when AT&T launches the CLIQ variant, the Motorola Backflip.