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AT&T to push Android once iPhone exclusive ends

Speaking on a conference call discussing the company’s fourth quarter financial results, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the company will put its focus on Android now that it has lost iPhone exclusivity in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. “We’re going to be a heavy participant in the Android market this year, so you’re going to see a significant shift in [the] mix” of phones sold by AT&T, said Stephenson, adding that the company plans to “very aggressively” market its stable of Android phones. Interestingly, Verizon Wireless used as similar strategy against AT&T prior to its announcement that it will be carrying the iPhone, which it launches on February 10.

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1

I am shocked, shocked I tell you.

Posted by cxc273 on January 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM (CST)

2

Translation: “Oh, crap! No one has a reason to be with us anymore, now that we don’t hold an iron-fisted monopoly on US iPhones! Better start promoting Android phones like every other carrier has been, so we can start playing catchup!”

Of course, AT&T will fail in this regard.

Posted by Daniel S. on January 27, 2011 at 7:57 PM (CST)

3

(Cliff’s Notes version) AT&T: “I’m going to take my ball and go home.”

Posted by Farnsworth on January 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM (CST)

4

Note to AT&T its not about offering android its about offering a useable service togther with the android phone.

Posted by mikelarry85 on January 28, 2011 at 5:20 AM (CST)

5

AT&T should participate in the “network infrastructure and development” market this year instead. Or maybe be a participant in the “improved customer service” market this year. Then they wouldn’t be sweating the loss of the iPhone…as much.

Posted by Dave on January 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM (CST)

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