AT&T Nokia Lumia 820

The other day we reported that Nokia may be prohibiting carriers from branding the new Lumia Windows Phones with their company logos. Instead, preferring that carriers use virtual branding through preloaded software or software hubs.

Several Italian carriers are reportedly preparing to offer the new Lumia Windows Phones without logo branding. As we mentioned previously, the overseas carrier influence is a little more passive that what we experience here in the States. We weren't sure if this logo ban would extend to AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile until this morning.

It's really not a shocker that the product images released by AT&T this morning have the AT&T logo clearly displayed on the Lumia 920 and 820.  Then again, these are renderings but our guess is that we'll see the U.S. Lumias with subtle corporate branding on phone.

So... do you think the logo should stay, go or does it matter?