Samsung's new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S, appears to be headed to AT&T Mobility, according to FCC documents.
According to the documents, the smartphone passed the FCC's certification process with support for the 850/1900/2100 MHz 3G bands used by AT&T. While FCC certification is never a guarantee that a particular phone will be made commercially available, it routinely provides a reliable guide.
An AT&T spokeswoman declined to comment.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S last month at the CTIA Wireless 2010 conference, and said it will be the flagship phone for its new content initiative, called "S Life." The device runs Google's Android 2.1 OS and features a 4-inch super AMOLED touchscreen display, TouchWiz 3.0, a 1 GHz processor, WiFi and a 5-megapixel camera. Samsung did not provide a specific release date or pricing information, but said the device will be available in the U.S. later this year.
AT&T has said it will launch five Android phones in the first half of this year, including a device made by Dell and ones by HTC. Its first Android phone, the Motorola Backflip, received a chilly reception in the tech world after AT&T decided to make Yahoo the default search provider and restricted users to only those apps available through Android Market.
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