Leaked Samsung i897 shows AT&T getting serious about Android
It has been a busy week for AT&T in terms of Android. Already rumored to be announcing a new phone from HTC next month, the carrier appears to be readying a high-end Samsung handset.
The latest phone to surface, the Samsung i897 is rumored to be running Android 2.1 and powered by a Snapdragon 1GHz processor. In fact, almost every hardware detail from the i897 matches up to the .
Late last week, the AndroidGuys published the first "in the wild" shots of the phone, which shows it has a sleek design. Interestingly, the phone bears a somewhat different design than that of the Galaxy S. The touch-only device is said to offer a 4-inch AMOLED screen, Samsung's user interface, and a 5-megapixel camera on back. Rounding out the phone are 2GB internal storage and support for Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0.
On a side note, AT&T is also hiring a software engineer to help develop and market Android-related devices. A recent job posting on CrunchBoard indicates the carrier has a spot at its Santa Clara office; duties would include "designing and implementing leading-edge mobile platform software," among other things.
Between these tidbits of information and the rumor that AT&T