Analyst: AT&T May Have Extended iPhone Exclusivity With iPad Data Deal

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Broadpoint AmTech research analyst Brian Marshall speculates that AT&T might have gained an extra six months of iPhone exclusivity in the US with its bid to provide data service for the iPad, extending its window through the end of 2010.
“AT&T had to do something dramatic to get the iPad,” said Brian Marshall, a Wall Street analyst at BroadPoint AmTech. AT&T's move was to discount their normal wireless data plans by 50% to iPad customers.
As part of the tit-for-tat, AT&T got what it wanted. “For that pricing [on the iPad], AT&T was able to negotiate a six-month extension on the iPhone exclusive,” Marshall said.
until the first quarter of 2011.
In our opinion, Apple will introduce the
only after Verizon has completed its massive 4G LTE network deployment by the end of the year.
Are you waiting for Verizon to get the iPhone or are you happy with AT&T?

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