|Pantech Wireless, Inc., – the U.S.-based subsidiary of Pantech Co., Ltd., one of Korea's largest mobile phone manufacturers – announced the availability of Pocket, the company’s second Android smartphone for AT&T, on November 20 for $49.99. Powered by Android 2.3, this slender 4G device boasts an unconventionally wide SVGA touch-screen display, designed to enhance an array of entertainment applications from browsing and navigation, to social media and watching videos – all in a one-handed form. Additionally, Pocket’s oversized display features a spacious virtual keyboard, furthering Pantech’s commitment to creating top-tier messaging devices at competitive prices. Pocket will be one of the key handsets promoted during the three winter stops on the 2011-2012 Dew Tour, a coast-to-coast action sports tour of which Pantech is a title sponsor.|
Ideal for multimedia, e-reading, gaming and entertainment, Pocket has a durable, one-handed design complemented by beveled edges and a textured back. Its unique, wide screen boasts a 4:3 aspect ratio, which offers approximately 20 percent more viewing area than most other 4-inch display handsets.
| Frontier Communications Corporation, the largest provider of communications services focused on rural America, today announced an agreement that will offer Frontier customers a broad assortment of AT&T smartphones and access to its mobile broadband network.|
“Wireless is a fundamental communications requirement, and we’re thrilled Frontier has chosen AT&T as its provider of mobility solutions,” said Glenn Lurie, president of emerging devices, resale and partnerships for AT&T. “Frontier customers will have access to a wide variety of AT&T smartphones, tablets and applications, along with our mobile broadband network.”
AT&T has introduced its second 4G LTE-enabled tablet for customers, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, an ultra-thin tablet perfect for Android fans who want an optimized Honeycomb experience in a best-in-class form factor. Customers can purchase from AT&T stores and online beginning Nov. 20. For a limited time, customers who select a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will receive a Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket or Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone at no cost. A two year agreement is required on the smartphone. Additionally, AT&T will launch 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) in six new markets on Nov. 20: Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Intuit Inc. and AT&T are making it easier and quicker for small businesses to grow their business by accepting credit and debit card payments virtually anywhere, anytime.
The two companies have collaborated to offer Intuit GoPayment for AT&T, an easy-to-use mobile application and credit card reader that helps small businesses of all sizes process credit or debit card payments using their smartphone or tablet. Intuit GoPayment for AT&T comes with Automatic signup and pre-approval for the majority of AT&T customers. It is available via AT&T’s nationwide small business sales force and call centers.
AT&T announced today that they will delivers the broadest portfolio of BlackBerry 7 -based smartphones, including three 4G models – the Bold 9900, the all-touch Torch 9860, and the previously-released Torch 9810, the first 4G BlackBerry smartphone from AT&T. All 3 4G smartphones take advantage of AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network to deliver network speeds nearly up to four times faster than most previous 3G BlackBerry smartphones. In addition to the three 4G options, AT&T is also releasing the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone, which is a significant upgrade of the Curve series, and a great option for messaging-intensive and socially active consumers and business users.
Starting next week, more AT&T customers will be able to enjoy fast 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds on new devices – including the first AT&T 4G LTE smartphones – in even more markets.
| Registration kicks off today for the sixth-annual AT&T Developer Summit, to be held Jan. 8-9 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Interested developers can get more information and register at www.2012devsummit.com. Occurring just before the Consumer Electronics Show, the 2012 AT&T Developer Summit includes a lineup of top executive keynotes that will expand on AT&T's direction for 2012 and plans to enable innovation for the development community.|
The keynote session on the morning of Monday, Jan. 9 will feature such AT&T executives as
- Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
- David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
- John Donovan, chief technology officer, AT&T Operations
AT&T is taking a step toward making connectivity easier for workers on the go by expanding its Fixed Mobile Convergence portfolio. Two new communications solutions turn the possibility of using a single number to reach a user virtually anywhere into a reality.
AT&T OfficeDirect and AT&T Dual-Mode Mobile Voice from AT&T can help businesses and organizations of all sizes increase productivity and reachability by enabling select features of the customer’s PBX to be extended to qualified mobile devices.
To say that video and the mobile Internet were made for each other would have been seen by many as nonsense just a few short years ago. Today, however, with the emergence of high-speed wireless networks most would agree that the two make a perfect pair.
In fact, mobile video sharing is expected to reach 15 million users in the U.S. by 2015, according to market analyst firm ABI Research. And the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast projects that video will account for 66 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic by 2015.
In January, AT&T announced plans to introduce 12 Android devices in 2011 and today AT&T confirmed that goal has been met and will be exceeded during the fourth quarter.
AT&T announced today the upcoming availability of five new Android smartphones, the Motorola ATRIX 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket and the AT&T Avail, a new smartphone option for prepaid customers. These smartphones will up AT&T’s 2011 Android lineup to 19, with more planned to follow.
| Switch between work and play with a few quick taps on your smartphone or tablet. Carry one device, loaded with your favorite games and apps as well as your business email, contacts and calendars. And imagine your company not minding one bit.|
All this is coming from AT&T. AT&T Toggle separates and safeguards business data on employees’ mobile devices, creating a distinct work mode apart from the typical personal mode in a single smartphone or tablet. AT&T is the first U.S. carrier to announce this type of application, with availability expected before the end of 2011.
| AT&T has announced the opening of a high-tech retail store in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. The store offers a unique way for customers to interact with and shop for a wide array of communications and entertainment services, including a hands-on demonstration area to engage customers and provide a "try before you buy" service experience.|
The new Chicago location showcases a wide range of products and services, including the latest in mobile devices such as the Motorola Atrix, the HTC Status, the Samsung Focus and the BlackBerry Torch. Customers visiting the store can test drive various wireless data applications, including AT&T Navigator which provides GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions, or AT&T Family Map, a family locator service designed to help give parents peace of mind.
| Want to share the family picture from in front of Big Ben? Or a video message from the top of the Eiffel Tower? Go ahead and hit “send.” With the addition of two new global messaging packages, international travelers now have more freedom and flexibility to use messaging abroad just like they do at home. |
Available beginning today, AT&T’s* new global messaging packages** allow travelers to share their experience using text, picture, video and instant messaging for one, low monthly rate from more than 100 countries. The new packages include:
| AT&T announced that starting September 18, GoPhone customers can choose a $25 monthly plan which includes 250 nationwide voice minutes and unlimited, nationwide messaging every 30 days. Also starting September 18, AT&T will begin offering a $10 International Long Distance package for prepaid customers which includes 250 minutes to over 50 countries for 30 days. AT&T also announced that GoPhone roaming is now available in Canada.|
GoPhone options are better than ever. AT&T's prepaid customers can enjoy unlimited nationwide messaging and 250 minutes of domestic calling for $25 per month starting September 18. Earlier this year, AT&T launched an unlimited talk, text, and web plan for $50 per month with no long-term commitment (data not included on smartphones).
| AT&T announced plans to add new Windows Phones running Windows Phone 7.5, code-named “Mango”, and update its current portfolio. The new 4G Windows Phones in the fourth quarter include products from HTC and Samsung. AT&T currently sells more Windows Phones than any other carrier. Additionally, AT&T will be among the first carriers to start updating existing phones and all Windows Phones already sold by AT&T will receive the Windows Phone 7.5 update this fall. |
Outselling all other carriers, AT&T is the clear leader in Windows Phones. Offering the broadest portfolio of Windows Phones today, AT&T will build upon that success with three new 4G devices, two from Samsung and one from HTC. In addition AT&T will be among the first carriers to deliver the Mango update to existing Windows Phone 7 customers this fall.
AT&T announced that starting Sept. 18, the Android-powered Impulse 4G by Huawei will be available for $29.99 with a two-year contract through AT&T stores, online and through select national retailers.
The Impulse 4G offers unbeatable value for those wanting to take advantage of the capabilities of an Android-powered smartphone at a lower cost. The Impulse makes it possible to surf the web, watch videos, check emails and stay engaged with social media from a phone at an affordable price.
The Impulse 4G running the Android 2.2 platform and sporting HD video recording, a full touch screen and 5-megapixel camera, Impulse 4G meets mobile needs and can be paired with a Data Plus plan, with 200 MB of data for just $15 dollars.
Device Specs and Key Features
- 3.8” Capacitive WVGA Touchscreen
- Operating System: Android 2.2
- 5MP Camera with auto-focus, flash, and 720p HD video record
- Wi-Fi with access to AT&T’s Hotspots
- GPS Navigation
- Dimensions: 120mm x 65mm x 11.6mm
|A new study, commissioned by Sprint, was released today by David Neumark, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Economics and Public Policy at the University of California at Irvine. This independent analysis debunks assertions made by AT&T that their proposed takeover of T-Mobile would be good for American jobs. The study reveals that this acquisition will almost certainly lead to the elimination of thousands of American jobs as the company works to lower its capital expenditures by $10 billion.|
The study directly refutes claims made by AT&T, based on a memorandum by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), that the merger would be a net job creator. The EPI analysis, Neumark notes, is groundless.
|The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc. The department said that the proposed $39 billion transaction would substantially lessen competition for mobile wireless telecommunications services across the United States, resulting in higher prices, poorer quality services, fewer choices and fewer innovative products for the millions of American consumers who rely on mobile wireless services in their everyday lives.|
The department’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks to prevent AT&T from acquiring T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom AG.
“The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices and lower quality products for mobile wireless services,” said Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole. “Consumers across the country, including those in rural areas and those with lower incomes, benefit from competition among the nation’s wireless carriers, particularly the four remaining national carriers. This lawsuit seeks to ensure that everyone can continue to receive the benefits of that competition.”
Watch AT&T's new 10-minute documentary titled "The Last Text," featuring stories of real individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by texting behind the wheel. AT&T created this documentary as part of its "It Can Wait" campaign because we want consumers be safe while using our technology. We are grateful and humbled by the bravery of the people who agreed to be on camera for the documentary. We would have no story to tell without them.