Report: Dell Teaming With AT&T on Android Phone

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Dell and AT&T are planning to launch a new Android phone in early 2010, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

The report said that Dell expects to launch an Android-powered smartphone in conjunction with AT&T, marking Dell’s first entry into the competitive smartphone market.

If reports are true, it would also be the first Android-powered handset for AT&T, which is currently the sole carrier for the iPhone — and the only major network without an Android handset.

Verizon Wireless yesterday unveiled plans to bring Android handsets to market under a new partnership with Google, while Sprint is offering the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment.

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