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This article was published on July 26, 2010

    Did AT&T Just Order 8 Million Phone 7’s?

    Did AT&T Just Order 8 Million Phone 7’s?
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    Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

    The Kin was aborted days into the market, but Windows Phone 7 looks like it is going to burst out of the gate with strong momentum. Massive cellular provider AT&T has supposedly ordered 8 million windows phone 7 gadgets, a large purchase and a testament to the strength of the platform.

    A tweet from famous industry insider Michael Gartenberg said the following:

    Interesting e-mail from a trusted source. AT&T has apparently signed up for 8 million #WP7 devices. #notkin

    Is it official from Redmond or AT&T? No, but it’s as good an unofficial confirmation you will ever get. What does this mean? Microsoft might finally have a serious mobile competitor after years of miring in the background. With AT&T’s backing, the company could finally make a resurgence in the mobile market.

    You can check out our roundup of reviews of the WP7 series here, and read our views on why this phone line might be a serious iPhone competitor.