AT&T Likes Android
Ralph de la Vega, who runs AT&T's wireless business, has been telling everyone who'll listen that AT&T likes what it sees, more so than it did when Android got announced in November. (See Google Makes Mobile Move.)
AT&T isn't promising to do anything with Android, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the carrier dabble there. The iPhone has been a boost, but if I were at AT&T, I'd be wondering whether someone couldn't build something similarly hip that wouldn't take as big a cut or suck up all the glory.
Android phones won't necessarily have touchscreens, and, of course, it's tough to break the stranglehold Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has on some consumers' hearts. It's at least worth thinking about, though.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading