After the iPhone, Connected Devices Emerge as AT&T's Savior

AT&T (T) is going to start selling Kindles in its stores, it said Monday, Feb. 28. Verizon sells iPads at its retail locations. T-Mobile and Sprint (S) are hawking tablets in their stores, and it is only a matter of time until operators no longer just sell cell phones but also a wider range of connected devices, as they chase what has become the savior of the wireless business: wireless data plans. In the process, your local AT&T or a Sprint store may soon look more like a Best Buy (BBY) than a phone store.

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