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AT&T (Nearly) Commits to Google Android

vegaToday at AT&T’s press luncheon Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, hinted that AT&T was warming up to Google Android. While pitching AT&T as a more “open” network than its competitors, de la Vega said that he was initially skeptical of the open source OS but that he had gone to the MWC in Barcelona to see the OS in action and had met with Google in person.

Specifically, he noted that he was impressed with Android’s ability to support AT&T’s applications. And while the AT&T Mobility CEO didn’t confirm that the carrier was going to jump on the Android bandwagon, he did seem to be leaning in that direction, saying that AT&T would adopt it if they considered it a valuable asset for its customers. Seems pretty positive to us.

Other highlights from the press conference include pro-rated early termination fees and the fact that the AT&T Mobile TV will have CNN exclusively, as well as the Sony Movie channel. Stay tuned for more on Microsoft Surface coverage, rolling out at AT&T stores.

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