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T-Mobile’s Legere: We may carry the new Windows phone if Microsoft would stop sucking up to AT&T
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T-Mobile’s Legere: We may carry the new Windows phone if Microsoft would stop sucking up to AT&T

Up to date under with Microsoft remark.

T-Cell and Microsoft are simply down the highway from one another in the Seattle area, however their relationship is beginning to appear lower than neighborly.

Microsoft’s new flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 950, is set to launch on only one service, AT&T, when it makes its U.S. debut in November. Microsoft tells CNET that the deal isn’t unique and the firm is having talks with different carriers who may signal up to promote each the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

However T-Cell CEO John Legere is telling a distinct story on Twitter tonight.

To be clear: We didn’t flip down the new Windows units. MSFT gave to AT&T. If @microsoft wakes up, we’ll discuss @TMobile carrying

— John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 8, 2015

@Jessquire09 i do not need unique rights to something.., nor do prospects
Simply dinosaur carriers and OEMs who did not study from #firephone

— John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 8, 2015

That final tweet was a reference to Amazon’s failed launch of the Hearth Phone, which was unique on AT&T.

That’s not the solely signal of a rift between the firms. T-Mobile’s on-line retailer is now not carrying any Windows-powered smartphones, together with older fashions which are already out. Once you click on the working system dropdown menu to search T-Mobile’s stock, Microsoft’s cell OS isn’t even an choice.

When GeekWire requested T-Cell what was occurring, a spokesperson stated, “Microsoft has scaled again retail availability of their Windows phone units so T-Cell shouldn’t be promoting them instantly.”

The T-Cell spokesperson additionally identified that prospects who purchase telephones elsewhere can carry an unlocked Lumia 950 to T-Cell anytime.

Replace: Microsoft says in a press release:

“We’re refocusing our channel technique, narrowing it in the short-term and planning for broader operator availability long-term. Whereas there was curiosity throughout the board from U.S. operators, at the moment we’ve made the determination to have AT&T carry the Lumia 950, after which promote each the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL unlocked by way of our personal channel in Microsoft shops. In Europe, Deutsche Telekom will carry the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and we’ll have extra to share about different carriers shortly.”

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