AT&T Web page

We haven’t yet seen this page launch from AT&T yet so it’s new to us and as far as we know it’s not linked to by AT&T on any of their other sites yet. But if you head to you can take a look at how the carrier will be promoting Microsoft’s new wares this fall.

We’ve been told through our sources that AT&T will be the only Windows 8 4G vendor to launch with the new OS. That means at least out the gate, Verizon and T-Mobile (forget about Sprint) won’t have tablets running the new OS. That could change later of course, but AT&T is the premier partner not only for Windows Phones but for Windows tablets as well.

AT&T Page

Speaking of phones, the page clearly shows the Nokia Lumia 820, 920 and of course the HTC 8X in addition to the already announced Samsung ATIV Tablet and Asus VivoTab.

We find the page interesting only because clearly there is no spot there for Samsung’s ATIV S smartphone. That’s not to say it won’t come later to the carrier but a few of us around here are kicking around the notion that the ATIV S may not get US carrier support at launch--after all, Samsung did announce the AT&T ATIV Tablet, so why not co-announce the companion AT&T ATIV S phone?

That might be because Samsung just won’t have the devices ready in time as opposed to the carriers shying away from them. But we are getting a little late in the game and so far AT&T has been quiet about such a device.

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, AT&T clearly is the biggest Microsoft carrier partner. It remains to be seen if Verizon will try to edge in on that territory in 2013 as presumably the Windows 8 ecosystem (including Windows Phone) begins to take off.

Do you think AT&T will get the ATIV S? Sound off in comments. Thanks, Ethan, for the link!