Computer-manufacturer Dell – on a mission to make a name for itself in the mobile space – has reportedly won a deal to supply Android-powered handsets to US operator AT&T. The Wall Street Journal claims that Dell is expected to launch the phone in the US next year, its first dive into the country’s competitive mobile market. AT&T is the second-largest US mobile operator and exclusive provider of Apple’s iPhone.
US operator Verizon Wireless and Google have signed a high-profile deal based on the Internet giant’s Android platform. Verizon will introduce Android-based handsets in the next few weeks, pre-loaded with applications from both parties as well as third-party developers.
DigiTimes reports that new mobile handset vendor Acer has shifted its development policy to focus more on the Android platform, with at least half of new models launched in 2010 to be based on the Google platform. The report adds that the vendor will still develop Windows Mobile-based smartphones.
Reports this week state that Verizon Wireless – the largest US operator – will get its hands on an Android-powered Motorola device next week. Last month US regulator, the Federal Communications Commission, confirmed it approved a Motorola device known as Sholes as part of the organisation’s testing procedures.