In the past two holiday seasons, AT&T has been the only major carrier to portion off a sizable chunk of their mobile lineup for Windows Phones. The nation's second largest carrier has a tendency to launch their Windows Phones in November, but new evidence suggests they might be speeding up the process this year.
WPCentral has tapped their sources to learn that AT&T has plans to carry Windows Phones as well as Windows 8 tablets. The Lenovo ThinkPad 2 is almost a guarantee for the carrier's 4G LTE network, while other tablets from Acer and Samsung may also be eligible. The report goes on to mention that Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro won't be sold through AT&T because neither model supports cellular data.
Meanwhile, the operator has marked two specific dates on their calendar for employee training: September 30th and October 16th. WPCentral believes these sessions will be used to educate employees about the new Windows Phone and Windows 8 hardware AT&T will be promoting this holiday. While the September 30th date does not stand out as a particularly noteworthy date, the October 16th session comes in quite close to the rumored October 21st launch date for the Nokia Lumia 920 on the carrier.
The only confirmed Windows Phone headed to AT&T's airwaves at this point is the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, but the Nokia Lumia 920 is expected. Plus earlier in the year a mid-range Samsung device with LTE leaked from the company's own database suggesting that AT&T would be offering that as well. These alongside Verizon's rumored lineup of devices will give Windows Phone fans more choice than ever this holiday.