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AT&T is now trying to be a video tablet provider

We constantly bemoan in Faultline Online Reporter, the fact that everyone in the Faultline wants to be something they are not. Like Google wants to be a smartphone maker, when it’s a purveyor of software and advertising. Well now AT&T has gone down the same route, and is offering its own Android tablet – for watching video on, or to be more specific, DirecTV Now. It’s fairly mystifying. AT&T could have done deals with Apple and Samsung or with other suppliers for cheaper devices, and no doubt, someone like HTC must have built this device and we’re sure the maker’s name will come out once someone gets one delivered later this week. It is ominous that it is relying on…

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