Despite not really doing the iPhone that
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he wants his telco to flog
the Palm Pre once Sprint's exclusive deal with the smartphone is over.
is not clear how long Sprint will keep its exclusive deal, and many
observers thought that it would be as permanent as AT&T's deal with
Apple. However it looks like Palm might be in talks with other carriers to
offer the Pre when the exclusive deal is over.
AT&T has also been in
the spotlight for the way it handled its own exclusive deal with Apple over
the iPhone. Stephenson has found himself on the receiving end of a lot of
complaints about the way that his outfit had handled the sale of the iPhone
and the network used to run it in the US.
Many observers think that Apple
would have been better off doing what Palm did and go with Sprint.