The good folks at Phandroid got an internal AT&T document from an anonymous tipster that looks like this:
It’s those last two bullet points that are of the most interest to us. First off is “Android Leader”, wherein the document states that AT&T wants to launch a dozen new Android phones in 2011. Since they have seven phones at the moment — including the HTC Aria, Samsung Captivate, Motorola Backflip and more — adding another dozen would nearly triple their Android stable of phones.
Second is “Exclusive Smartphones”, in which they state they want twenty 4G devices in 2011. This would undoubtedly include Android smartphones, but what else? Will they include more Windows 7 phones, or even WebOS? This one is a little vague, but it will be interesting to see where they put the bulk of their 4G technology.
Since the tip to Phandroid was anonymous, this is all being taken with a grain of salt, but regardless of that, it’s pretty ambitious, and if true, shows a great dedication to Android from AT&T…especially since they’re losing iPhone exclusivity. We’ll be keeping an eye on this as it develops.