Las Vegas – AT&T will offer its first five Android-based
phones in the first half with models from multiple suppliers, including Dell
and HTC, the carrier announced
here at CES.
Dell’s Android-based Mini 3,
the company’s first cellphone in years, rolled out in foreign markets in recent
months. The exact availability dates and prices of the Dell and HTC phones weren’t announced, nor was the specific HTC model. .
Separately, AT&T announced that
subscribers using select Nokia phones would be able to download content and
apps from the Nokia-operated Ovi store for the first time. Purchases will be
charged automatically to a subscriber’s monthly AT&T bill. The Nokia phones
are the Nokia
E71x, Surge, Mural, 6650, 6555 and 6350 – with more devices to come.