This is one rumor I am having a hard time believing. The rumor claims that AT&T has decided to order up 8 million Windows Phone 7 handsets. That is a ton of the devices when demand for Windows OS smartphones is traditionally low compared to other devices.
I guess that AT&T is hoping WinPo 7 is much more popular than previous versions of Windows Mobile. The rumor doesn’t point to any specific maker of the handsets that will be in the massive order, if there is any truth to the rumor that is.
If correct, you can count on devices from firms like LG, HTX, and Samsung being among the ones offered. We also don’t know when the handsets will land at the carrier; I would assume that the phones will trickle in slowly to let AT&T figure out if the new OS is accepted among smartphone users.