With the Inspire 4G, the Atrix phone/laptop hybrid and the Samsung Infuse 4G, AT&T now thinks it has gone from worst to best in its Android offering.
Talking to a technology company CMO is often like reading a press release, but AT&T CMO David Christopher is better than most and did shine some light on a new pride in their Android line today.
Specifically, AT&T (T) had the iPhone exclusively, they had the first/high end BlackBerry Torch, they were first with Windows Phone but up until next week, their Android line was the least impressive of the major four carriers. All of a sudden however, they have the most high end Android phones announced at CES in their pipeline.
Most skeptics would argue that AT&T limited their Android exposure to make Apple happy, and indeed it does feel a little strange that AT&T's Android coming out party occurs the same week as it loses iPhone exclusivity, but Christopher insists that it was just a "ramp up". I asked about the litigation between AT&T and Google's (GOOG) Voice product in iOS/ rural areas. "can't comment".
Fine. Let's talk Android...
"We have heard you. We are on it."
So says the Seth Bloom -- a.k.a. Seth the blogger guy -- the geeky talking head that AT&T (T) has sent out to do damage control in the face of rising outrage among Apple (AAPL) iPhone users about the quality of AT&T's service, particularly in urban areas like San Francisco and New York.
(See for example Wednesday's New York Times, which dubbed the data-guzzling MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 4, 2009 8:31 AM ET
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