AMZN: T-Mobile CEO Attacks Amazon Smartphone in Twitter Rant

Well that didn’t take long: T-Mobile (TMUS) has lashed out at the Amazon smartphone (AMZN) via a Twitter rant from its CEO.

amazon smartphoneT-Mobile CEO John Legere wasted little time in responding to the news of the AMZN smartphone launch, sending out a series of Tweets that attacked the soon-to-be-released Amazon product.

Legere took aim at the Amazon smartphone’s AT&T exclusive contract, the risk it’s taking after the Facebook phone flopped and the rumored low cost of the phone itself.

(See some of the rants at right)

As the Washington Post notes, “Legere, who spent nearly 20 years of his career working his way up the ranks at AT&T, has cultivated a rebellious image since taking the top executive slot at T-Mobile USA in September 2012.”

This shoot-from-the-hip style has made him a must-watch CEO — and a must-follow on Twitter.

But his aggressive style still hasn’t paid off for T-Mobile — at least in its ranking. The national carrier is still No. 4 with rumors abounding about a buyout from Sprint that haven’t managed to die down.

The exclusive deal Amazon signed with AT&T is bad news for T-Mobile should the smartphone be a success.

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