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Windows Phone 7 to be that special someone on AT&T

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Windows Phone 7 to be that special someone on AT&T
A spokesperson of AT&T mentioned that it will be the “premier carrier for Windows Phone 7”. We already had the sneaking suspicion that will be the case, but it is nice to have official confirmation. Given how WP7's strategy is to appear on numerous carriers in different form factors, and Verizon is up to the eyeballs in well-spec'd Android handsets, AT&T seems a logical choice for WP7 not to feel like a stepchild.

AT&T thrives in monogamous committed relationships – just look at what its love affair with Apple added to the bottom line last quarter. Both sweethearts know, however, that the tingling of excitement is poised to wear off, and the relationship is not without problems. Thus the carrier seems to be hedging its bets in matters of the heart by becoming a loving family for WP7 devices as well, and also adopting some nice Android handsets for that all-important portfolio diversification. Now all we can hope for is that its network equipment doesn't give up the ghost under the data load...

source: PC World

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. ibap (Posts: 690; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


OK, that kills it for me. Since there is NO (ZERO) ATT service inside daughter's school, unless they bring some out with another carrier, it will be 2 years before I'll even be able to consider WP7.

posted on 28 Jul 2010, 17:18

6. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


Daughter shouldn't be on the phone in school anyways, schools are for learning!

posted on 28 Jul 2010, 08:03

2. cdgoin (Posts: 367; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


While AT&T Will be a premier carrier for AT&T ALL the differet carriers will have W7P Phones

posted on 28 Jul 2010, 08:59

3. c3money88 (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I feel your pain on that except for the fact that im not interested in WP7 because i dont use all of microsofts programs. Basically they are saying at&t to WP7 as verizon is to android. I assume at&t will have tons of WP7 while other carriers get one every couple of months. Its a good thing WP7 has hardware requirements so the other carriers dont get shafted on the best that WP7 has to offer.

posted on 28 Jul 2010, 12:26

4. FerneyZan (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)


What does been a PREMIER carrier for WM7 even means? Arent WM7 phones going to be available under all other carriers as well anyways?

posted on 28 Jul 2010, 13:24

5. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


AT&T has a great assortment of phones now, and not just the iphone (thankfully). Let's hope the parts shortage does not affect them too much.

posted on 28 Jul 2010, 20:22

7. ekoandrew (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jul 2010)


Premiere meant, ONLY ATT will be the only Carrier with Phones using WinMobile7 for next few years. Like what APPLE and ATT contracted. Till than, other carriers just need to wait till Contract Expires.

posted on 30 Jul 2010, 11:25

8. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


I would be really disappointed if WP7 only launched on AT&T. No way do I plan on leaving TMo and even if I did, I refuse to go to AT&T or VZW.

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