Tuesday, October 5, 2010
AT&T To Have an Exclusive on Certain Windows Phone 7 Phones?
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Mobile Operators" @ 03:00 PM
"The Wall Street Journal reports that AT&T will be the exclusive launch carrier for Windows Phone 7 in the U.S. According to the newspaper, the carrier will start selling three smartphones of the kind on November 8. These smartphones are said to be manufactured by HTC, Samsung and LG, so we guess they'll turn out to be the HTC Mondrian, Samsung Cetus and LG Optimus 7. Exact model names and official specifications will be announced during a Microsoft event to be held on October 11."
Seems pretty reasonable to me - Microsoft would have had to have promised more than a few party favours to AT&T in order to get them on board with Windows Phone 7. I suspect though that this exclusivity will only be for a short time; HTC, Samsung, and LG won't want to lose out on sales if certain devices really start to take off.