You have your choice of the tiny 2.6-inch HP Veer with webOS or Samsung’s Infuse 4G, with a giant 4.5-inch screen that towers over the other guy, as well as Android. This one will cost you twice as much on contract. So which one will you go with?
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AT&T will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab though they have not officially released a launch date or pricing details yet. However, a leaked screenshot has surfaced and if the leak is accurate, the Galaxy Tab will be arriving at AT&T stores on November 21st for $649.99 without a contract.
It will be $14.99 a month for 250MB of data or $25 a month for 2GB of data. AT&T will be pre-installing the Nook eReader and the AT&T Account Manager app for on-device activation and monthly credit refills.
AT&T will also be getting a higher-end Motorola Android smartphone in its lineup. The Motorola Bravo. This one will feature a 3.7-inch FWVGA touchscreen display. The Bravo will be a tablet oriented smartphone without a sliding hardware keyboard.
It will launch with Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR 1.5, with 2 GB of internal storage, which can be augmented with a memory card. We don’t have any additional specs for CPU, camera, or video resolution yet though. We do know that it will have an FM tuner and supports the carrier’s HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2.0 Mbps protocols.
AT&T’s line of mobile data plans has expanded today with the company’s first options for prepaid data. With the DataConnect Pass, if you own a notebook that features integrated 3G connectivity, you can pay for a limited amount of data use without having to worry about paying tons if you surfing all over the place.
Still, the rates will carry a premium for that freedom at $15 per 100MB of data over a day, and $30 will get you a week’s pass with 300MB of data, while a full month (at 1GB) will cost $50.
Apparently the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will be hitting U.S shores soon as AT&T is gearing up to launch the Android 1.6 device. According to AT&T’s system, the X10 will cost phone retailers $345 per device though it’s unclear what the unsubsidized and subsidized prices will be.
The launch date is said to be between mid-August and mid-July. Also launching in the same timeframe will be the Samsung Eternity II. So, call Doc Brown and get ready to travel back in time with Android 1.6.
A new application form AT&T has landed called the AT&T Code Scanner. The app is available right now for download on Blackberry devices and on the Android Marketplace.
The app lets the smartphone user scan both 2D barcodes and 1D barcodes that are printed in magazines, online, and other places to get more information on a product or service. The application also has a barcode generator that allows the user or a business to generate their own bar codes.
ZAGG has been making invisibleSHIELD protective films for all manner of gadgets for many years now. I have used the film on all of my iPhones and other stuff and have never had issues with scratches. ZAGG has announced that the new invisibleSHIELD Dry film is now available exclusively through AT&T Stores.
The normal version of the invisibleSHIELD film requires you to spray the surface with a liquid for install. The new Dry version skips that liquid step. The film is available for the iPhone 4 in the dry version.
AT&T has not traditionally offered a bunch of Android devices. This is no surprise given that Android is one of the biggest competitors to the iPhone. Which AT&T sells a massive amount of.
AT&T has added a new entry-level Android device to its offerings today called the AT&T Aria. The Aria smartphone is an Android 2.1 device with HTC Sense UI over the top. The handset has a 3.2-inch HVGA display and operates on the AT&T 3G network with 7.2Mbps speed.
I think anyone who has read about AT&T and its ways of dealing with complaints or is an AT&T customer probably understands that the company appears to be run by a bunch of asshats. This was made abundantly clear this week when word that AT&T had threatened a customer who emailed the CEO twice over a few week period with a cease and desist letter if he emailed again.
The guy took his story the internet where it grew to epic proportions in a poo storm the likes of which hasn’t been seen in at least a few weeks. AT&T has now said sorry to the customer for threatening him and had a senior AT&T VP call and talk to the customer personally.
By the time my kids have kids I bet the landline in the home will be a thing of the past. Many people out there have only a mobile phone now and that number is increasing every day. If you still have a landline and a mobile you can converge the two in your home or office with the new AT&T TL86109 cordless phone.
The phone has Bluetooth technology that lets you make and receive calls from your mobile using the cordless handset. You can pair multiple mobiles to the device and the phone can work with two landlines.
There’s also built-in GPS which allows you to use the company’s TeleNav Track LITE or Xora GPS Locator services. The device will cost you $49.99 after a mail-in rebate with the usual two-year DataConnect plan. Great for business customers who need to access email, the internet and business applications from their laptop while on the go.
Pantech is known for making low price handsets that are aimed at users that are big on messaging and social networking. The feature phones are typically cheap and have keyboards.
Pantech has announced that its new Link handset will be landing on the AT&T network. Exactly when the device will land is unknown, but it will be cheap at $9.99 with rebates and a new contract.
Dell has been peddling its Android powered Mini 3 smartphone around to carriers for a while now. It looks like AT&T has finally bit and will be offering the handset as the Dell Aero soon.
The Aero is hailed as the lightest Android smartphone around. It will operate on the AT&T 3G network and will be one of the few Android devices on AT&T.
Folks that work in harsh environment like fire fighters, field workers and oil field workers need a device that is strong enough to survive life in the field. Drop your iPhone and the thing is probably dead. Rugged phones however, can withstand drops and tumbles.
AT&T has added a new phone to its line for users needing a rugged handset called the Airo Wireless A25is. The device meets MIL-SPEC 810-F/G. It can survive repeated drops form as high as 50-inches, up to 95% humidity, and harsh vibrations for up to 1000 miles.
The power used by devices that we think are turned off goes by several names. Some call it parasitic power, some call it vampire power, and others call it phantom power. In the end, they are all the same and describe electricity consumed by devices when they are not in use.
AT&T has a new green charger coming in May called the Zero Charger that will stop phantom power use at a place most of us don’t even think about it — your cell phone charger. AT&T says that most chargers draw power from the outlet even when a phone isn’t attached.