John Legere
John Legere

T-Mobile’s John Legere still must be bitter from having to move his press conference to accommodate Amazon’s big unveiling, which was coincidentally planned for the same day in Seattle.

It also doesn’t help that new leaks this morning say that the Amazon’s first smartphone will use AT&T as its exclusive wireless carrier (and not T-Mobile).

Either way, Legere is spouting off on Twitter as usual. In a Tweet he sent this morning, the CEO wasn’t shy in predicting that the Amazon phone will be a flop:

If you don’t recall, the HTC First, which was often referred to as the Facebook phone, was an AT&T exclusive and was discontinued after sales were so bad.

More than a week ago, T-Mobile rescheduled it’s “Uncarrier 5.0″ event, relocating it to Seattle from Los Angeles because Amazon had announced it was hosting a mystery event the same day in Seattle.

Now, reporters will only have to fly to one location to participate in a jam-packed day that begins with Amazon’s event tomorrow morning and then continues with T-Mobile later in the evening. By the time Macklemore is performing at 8:30 p.m., we all might be asleep!

tmobile uncarrier la to seattleOf course, we still don’t know what T-Mobile plans to announce, so maybe Legere is also worried that Amazon’s news will overshadow his own. Its invitation, which says “We don’t play it safe and sound,” has many speculating that the event might include a deal with a music streaming service.

It’s too bad that these cross-town companies can’t get along. But the Tweet today eliminates any remaining chance that T-Mobile, which is based in Bellevue, and Amazon, which is located downtown in Seattle, are working on something together.

 

Comments

  • sour grapes

    amazon has worked with every u.s. carrier, with the exception of t-mobile, on the kindle and kindle fire devices. so not surprising legere would throw stones. amazon does have a little more experience building connected devices than facebook (silly comparison trying to get headlines).

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