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AT&T Reveals Upcoming Smartphone Plans

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May 5, 2011, 2:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated May 5, 2011, 2:37 PM

According to PCMag, AT&T senior vice president of mobile devices, Jeff Bradley, said that the company plans to bring more Android and Windows Phone 7 devices to market in the coming months. First up will be a ruggedized Pantech slider that has a touch screen and keyboard. Bradley noted that its Windows Phone 7 devices were doing well, and it looks forward to offering the HTC HD7S in the future. Bradley said that the HD7S will shop with the Mango update pre-installed. Last, Bradley said that the company plans to lift its current policy which prevents Android handsets from installing non-Market apps. "W were genuinely concerned from a network bandwidth standpoint and a customer experience standpoint for not having any mechanism to take down a bad app," said Bradley. "And the only way we could do it at the time was relying on Google to leverage what [security] they had in [the] Android Marketplace. We took a lot of negative publicity for doing it, but it was 100% driven by a desire to be able to have the ability to support our network and be able to help our customers."

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iansltx

May 5, 2011, 4:02 PM

AT&T are a bunch of control freaks

If their network wasn't so fragile then they'd be able to handle people installing apps other than Market ones on their devices.

Not like you can't anyway...it's just a little harder.

Funny thing is, off-market apps don't tend to be bandwidth-suckers, unless you're talking about Wireless Tether :p
officer, well... here in the state of virginia we dont like you doing anything except drive the speed limit with both hands on the wheel and no less then a full tank of gas. if not, its a 300 dollar fine and wreckless driving
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Johndoe01

May 5, 2011, 5:10 PM

So many smart phones will be out soon, where's the new iphone?!

With so many smart phones will be out before July or so, I'm not sure if I can wait until September )or maybe even later for the new iphone) Will it worth the wait? Steve, you'd better hurry up!
It won't be.
AT&T doesn't know anything about Apple's iPhone plans....AT&T finds out the same times everyone else does.....when Steve Jobs does the big announcement....

The way that Apple leaves AT&T out of the loop is something we all really resented when I wo...
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skaj11

May 7, 2011, 3:28 AM

New plans?

No mention of new plans in this brief or at PC mag site-why is it in headline?
They are refering to the smartphone release plans. Not the cellular monthly plan rates. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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lemmiwinks

May 5, 2011, 3:02 PM

Rugged Smartphone?

So Verizon comes out with a rugged Casio, and Sprint with their rugged motorla android phones...And we get a pantech? Hooray!
That's what you get for being with ATT. Not me though, I left 14 months ago.
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