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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by riftara, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. riftara

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    So when I discovered the Dell phone coming to AT&T was running a proprietary interface and 1.5, I called up AT&T. (My G-1 is unlocked, I'm on AT&T, and we bought a Backflip for my DH)
    I said I wanted to give some feedback on their Android offerings, and I was transferred to a Customer Service supervisor.
    I explained to her that AT&T was not offering "the latest and greatest" on the released BackFlip and the soon-to-be released Dell, and that my 2 yr old phone was, in most respects, better (save for the camera). And that all the other carriers (Sprint, T-mobile, and Verizon) offered better phones and that if they really wanted to capture this market they were going to have to do better.
    The supervisors initial response - and I quote - "Everyone wants an iPhone"
    So there we have it folks, the reason AT&T doesn't care about Android, no longer a speculation or a rumor. They said it.
     

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  2. mrmojoz

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    This attitude had alot to do with me leaving At&t. It doesn't seem they are putting any effort into their offerings.
     
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    That is there bread and butter. I think AT&T is fearful of losing apple and so doesn't want to make any moves that would piss them off. So that includes not having the latest android phones.

    AT&T made a boatload of money thanks to the iPhone and they realize that's there meal ticket.
     
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    This is true. But it isn't going to be that way forever and they get further and further behind the curve. What happens when the iPhone bubble bursts on them?
     
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    That would require them to think long-term. My experience working at companies medium and large is that many don't look far beyond the present.
     
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    Att = fail
     

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