Jan 27 AT 3:47 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

Nexus S possibly headed to AT&T?

No official announcement has been made, but Google’s Nexus S might be headed to AT&T. A new Bluetooth SIG product listing detail reveals a Samsung phone with the model number GT-i9020A. This is significant because the T-Mobile version of the Nexus S had the model number GT-i9020T. If the letter T designated a T-Mobile version of the phone, then the letter A could stand for AT&T.

Canadian blog Mobile Syrup recently posted an interview with the Mobilicity CEO who said his company was getting the Nexus S along with Bell, Rogers, and Telus. All those carriers operate their 3G networks on the 850 / 1900MHz WCDMA bands, which happen to be the same as AT&T. It then makes sense that this new GT-i9020A might be the model number of the Nexus S headed to these carriers.

Evan Blass of PocketNow points out there was about a two month lag between the T-Mobile and AT&T versions of the Nexus One. AT&T did not officially support the Nexus One or offer any subsidy, but anything is possible now that AT&T seems to be focusing more on Android.

AT&T already has some more compelling handsets on the way, like the Atrix 4G, but if you are a fan of stock Android then you can’t go wrong with the Nexus S (that is after Google fixes the random reboot bug).

Via: Pocket Now

Source: Bluetooth SIG

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  • http://Website Mariodroid

    Hmmm… I hope this is not the reason the N1 is still waiting for gingerbread.

    • http://Website ANDDDY

      The reason N1 still has Froyo is probably because Froyo is not fully finished with fixing bugs or improvements; Froyo 2.2.2 has just come out which means Froyo was still being developed or fixed.

      Google needs a phone to test the newest Froyo. That’s probably why Nexus One is not being updated with Gingerbread yet.

  • http://Website yen

    4G please!

  • http://Website BiGMERF(jr)

    Give the ns to all consumers for every carrier Google! Flip your middle finger to carrier dictatorship ways and sell direct via best buy, Amazon, and anyone else who’ll support direct purchasing! Stop the American carrier bull!

  • http://Website 5n4r35

    Just got WiFi Cert yesterday too. Hope it comes out in February instead of March. I’m having a hard time not buying this thing. Only thing has been the missing 1900 3G bands. Don’t think 4G is needed. Sure you always want to go faster but invest in bringing 3G to everyone on the network before you move to 4G. Once you have a rock solid 3G network then look at bringing 4G. Besides 3G can do 7-9Mb/s anyway. Who needs faster than that? Dual-core would be nice though, again, not needed.

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    They do have a “must have list” called the Android Compatibility Definition Document. NFC just isn’t required yet.

    http://source.android.com/compatibility/overview.html