1. simonnyc's Avatar
    AT&T Sees

    AT&T Inc. (T) sees challenges for Microsoft Corp.s Windows Phone in its attempt to pull market share from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) Android smartphones, Glenn Lurie, the companys head of emerging devices, said.

    I think were still going to see a lot of challenges, Lurie said at a Morgan Stanley conference in Barcelona. Im actually a fan of the Windows devices, Im also very excited about Windows 8 on the tablet devices, but youre still going to have a lot of people competing for that space.

    He also expects increased competition from Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM), he said, adding that carriers want competition in smartphones.
    11-16-2011 08:19 AM
  2. Pronk's Avatar
    funny thing is, carriers want competition because it means they can play hard to get with OEMs and thus let them fill your nice new phone with branding crud, undeletable freebies and screen prints of their logo all over the outside.

    Powerful phone makers make them less powerful. So no surprise at all that he makes a point of saying how tough WP7 will find it and that it'll have competition from the dead-in-the-water RIM.
    11-16-2011 10:41 AM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Yes, they want competition but wont actually sell you the competition! Normal corporate BS.
    11-16-2011 10:44 AM
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