Thursday, January 07, 2010

AT&T plans five Android devices from Dell, HTC and Motorola

AT&T today announced plans to launch five new devices from Dell, HTC and Motorola based on the Android platform. The company also announced a major initiative to expand the universe of mobile applications beyond smartphones to more mobile phones – and spur future app development for emerging consumer electronics devices, its U-verse TV platform, and enterprise and small business workplaces.

At the 4th annual AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, executives outlined details including:

  • * New devices that will give customers the most robust choices of major operating systems (OS), including Android™, in the U.S.

  • * A goal to offer all major smartphone OS app stores.

  • * An agreement with Qualcomm to standardize apps development for mid-range Quick Messaging Devices using BREW Mobile Platform. These devices are used by millions of customers who historically have not had the same convenient access as smartphone customers to the market’s hottest apps.

  • * A new AT&T SDK (software developer kit) to help developers immediately begin to develop apps for these devices.

  • * A significantly enhanced developer program and new relationships with global carriers that are intended to make it easier for developers to distribute apps in markets outside the U.S.

  • * Future initiatives to enable developers to create more apps for AT&T’s U-verse TV, emerging consumer electronics devices, and businesses.

  • * A new AT&T Virtual Innovation Lab and two new Innovation Centers, which will help developers and spur apps development

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