Well, duh. Wonder why?
At the moment, you cannot buy an AT&T (T) Android phone with an OS that is under a year old. Think about that for a second. As far as 2010 Android OS's, AT&T wasn't interested. Android 2.1 was released in January of last year. Android 2.2 came in May and Android 2.3 was released last month.
At the top of AT&T's current lineup, Dell's (DELL) Streak, Samsung's Captivate, HTC's Aria and Sony's (SNE) Xperia X10 are all running year old OSes. That's a death penalty in the smartphone business as you can see in the graph provided by the NYTimes at right.
(Samsung's Galaxy Tab, which is carried on all four big networks runs Android 2.2)
I noted this disparity in May, so it isn't news to anyone at AT&T.
Now, all of that is hopefully about to change. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told analysts today...
"We have not been very aggressive with the Android portion [of the wireless device market]," he said. "We will be a heavy participant in the Android market this year."
If CES is any indicator, he might be on to something.
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Carlos Slim has app envy.
During my interview with AT&T (T) CEO Randall Stephenson at Fortune's Brainstorm TECH conference, he said he was in possession of something that was the envy of his one-time boss, TelMex's (TII) Carlos Slim Helu: an iPhone app.
Okay, it isn't just any old app for Apple's (AAPL) phone. Stephenson's tech folks helped build him a special application that tracks the companies in AT&T's "ecosystem" - partners, competitors, MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Jul 23, 2009 1:57 PM ET
"You'll have it next year."
That was AT&T (T) chairman Randall Stephenson's answer to a question yesterday about when Apple (AAPL) will introduce an iPhone that runs on a faster, third generation wireless network rather than AT&T's 2.5G EDGE network, according to an overnight report.
The remark was made at a meeting of the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, Calif., and seemed to offer slightly more hope of a speedy delivery than MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 29, 2007 8:26 AM ET
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