AT&T giving away phones to employees at WP7 meetings

We know AT&T is serious about this whole "premier carrier" thing and we've heard that employees will be receiving extensive training on the new OS, akin to now Apple prepped the same carrier for its release. Now it looks like they're going even further with support.

Evidently those meetings with employees are just starting. One, attended by [redacted], had the VP of AT&T there and he reportedly gave away 100 Windows Phone 7 devices to all the employees there.

It's not clear which phone (or phones) were given out nor whether or not they're doing this in all regions. Regardless, certain AT&T employees have to be pretty excited at this prospect!

Edit 10/16/10: Source is having second thoughts now about being so public about his company's inner workings; asked us to redact his info.

Source: Twitter; Thanks, Rene Ritchie of, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.