The New York Times, has a piece about the challenges facing the combined Cingular & AT&T Wireless. Nothing new, except, now that the Times has published this story, it must be important. Its really a nothing new piece. And the real good stuff is at the end of the piece. Andrew Cole, a vice president in the wireless practice at A. T. Kearney, tells the Times “Give Cingular two years and they’ll come out a strong company. But it’s going to be a headache. And in the meantime, Verizon Wireless comes out the winner.” Yup they will pick up customers, lock them into long term plans … and well you know the drill!