Jan 29 AT 7:33 PM Taylor Wimberly 10 Comments

Nexus One spotted with AT&T 3G bands

We have heard a ton of speculation about the Nexus One coming to additional carriers and Engadget just spied the superphone with a new FCC ID containing AT&T 3G bands. The new ID NM899110 (pictured above) has support for 3G on WCDMA Bands I, II, and V (2100/1900/850) which are the ones needed for AT&T.

The Nexus One has full support for HSPA 7.2 and AT&T announced they just completed their rollout of the faster standard and will spend an additional $2 billion to improve their network backhaul.

AT&T recently announced their support of the Android platform with at least five devices, but Google did not mention the carrier when it held its own gathering to launch the Nexus One earlier this month. The only other carriers (besides T-Mobile) to announce future support for the Nexus One include Verizon and Vodafone who will join the Google phone store in spring 2010.

I started the rumor that Walmart might partner with Google to sell their phones direct to customers and I’m not ready to let it die yet. We recently spotted the Nexus One with AT&T 3G bands on the Walmart Wireless store, but the company responded the listing was a “technical error” and they didn’t plan to carry the phone “at this time”.

Many analysts have criticized Google for not placing the Nexus One in a retail store and I believe the Walmart partnership could still happen. Google is trying to provide customers with additional purchasing options and this would be another choice for them. Is it really that crazy of an idea?

Via: Engadget

Source: FCC

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