AT&T Very Interested in Android platform is reporting that AT&T is now "very interested" in the Android platform. It appears that initially AT&T was under the assumption that the Android platform would be limited to just using Google's products (such as GMail, Google Docs, etc), but has come to realize that the platform is very flexible and will be customizable enough to fulfill most users' requirements.

AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega says that he was afraid that Google's participation in the alliance was "self-serving", but seems to have changed his mind now that he is more familiar with Android. "I've gotten a lot more positive the more I see it," de la Vega said. "We're going to be able to take Android if we want and put it into our devices and be able to customize the experience for our customers."

AT&T is not a member of the Open Handset Alliance, but remember when the source comes out any carrier, handset manufacturer, or hobbyist will be able to do what they want with it free of charge.