Just when I was beginning to think that Verizon and Google had teamed up to battle AT&T and Apple to the death for control over the US' cellular airspace, the Wall Street Journal goes and reports that Dell is hard at work on an Android OS smartphone destined for AT&T's 2010 lineup. Huh.
This isn't exactly surprising given the recent history of Dell-AT&T rumors, but a cursory look at recent events involving the four giant players does make me scratch my bald dome and say, "Huh," in reaction to this whole thing:
So, um, yeah. I have no idea who's at war with whom, and what the future holds for iPhones on non-AT&T carriers in the US. But maybe AT&T's headed into Android land after all.
And, oh yeah ... Crunchgear previously reported that the Dell Mini 3i - a China-only Android phone pictured up there on the right next to an iPhone - is going to be tweaked a bit and sold in the US market. So it could well be that a 5 megapixel, WiFi-packing variant of the 3i will show up on AT&T sometime next year.
Like I said, "Huh."