Category: AT&T

TeleNav Announces Navigator 6.0

Early Monday morning on the eve of CTIA 2010, arguably the world’s largest wireless convention, TeleNav announced the release of their GPS Navigator 6.0 on their website. It has been a patient process as TeleNav was highly focused on addressing the most important concerns of their 14+ million users, but it’s finally here. Read more

Spring Loaded SIM Slots?

I’ve been working in the wireless industry for about ten years now; about 80% of that time was spent in retail sales working closely with mobile phones during that 9:00-5:00 grind. Since then, I have yet to see an effective solution for the SIM card slots. Obviously this is targeting GSM carriers, but I’m confident you CDMA loyal have a SIM slot for international use or even have dealt with a friends in one way or another. Read more

iPhone & AT&T Named #1 Combination

Here’s some food for thought. AT&T has prided themselves in having the best coverage in the US, leaving their competitors in the dust. After the bashing by Verizon Wireless with their “Map For That” commercials it just might be AT&T laughing in the end.

PC Magazine conducted tests in 13 cities from 20 stationary outdoor locations in each city that represented the largest user base. These cities included Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.  The test was all about data and not voice usage or quality. Read more

AT&T Gets Its First Android Phone; The Motorola BackFlip

AT&T has finally embraced Android based smartphones and is introducing their first Android phone the Motorola Backflip.

AT&T is making the leap in just over 2 weeks. The Motorla Backflip will be available both online and in stores. The Backflips features include:

3.1” touch screen

5.0 Megapixel autofocus camera

Full QWERTY keyboard

Social Networking Suite

Runs on AT&T’s 3G Network

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g

20,000 Applications via the Android Marketplace Read more

Wholesale Applications Community Challenges Apple Application Dominance

Yesterday morning it was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that two dozen of the worlds wireless operators will combined an alliance to compete with Apple who has overtaken the application market with over 150,000 applications.

The Alliance is calling themselves the “Wholesale Applications Community”. Orange, AT&T, and Telefonica are some of the technology platform designers set to deliver applications to all mobile-phone users. Also taking a role in this alliance is Verizon Wireless, China Mobile and Softbank of Japan to create standard, common technology. LG Electronics, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson being large manufacturers have also joined this community.  Read more

Apple Announces Long Rumored iPad

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Yesterday, Steve Jobs of Apple announced what has yet to be one of the greatest pieces of technology since the iPhone, the iPad. Which looks a lot like an iPhone or iTouch, but much larger. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen making it easier for you to answer those emails, surf the web, look at photos or even watch movies.  For being much larger you would be surprise that the iPad only weights 1.5 pounds and is 0.5 inches thick with the same slight curve as the iPhone and iTouch making it easier to hold on to. Read more

AT&T Users Prepare For Potential Service Outage Friday

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Just in case you have not heard of “Operation Chokehold” We felt we should keep our AT&T readers up to date.  This all started as an innocent post on FakeSteve.Net which is a blog of a person writing “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs”. It is a very funny site whether you are an Apple fan or not.

An innocent post on December 14 has snowballed into what appears to be an attempted takedown of AT&T’s mobile network this Friday, December 18th at noon pacific time.

Subject: Operation Chokehold
On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. The idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power! Read more