Just in time for the big shopping weekend, Samsung gives us its newest cell phone for AT&T, the Samsung SGH-A747. Though we've been drowning in Samsung handsets as of late, this one caught our eye. Its thin flip phone design may be nothing new but inside the SGH-A747 promises a new feature. It will be the first phone to support AT&T's new wireless music download service. Announced at CTIA last month, the service will allow AT&T customers to purchase and download music tracks over the air through Napster Mobile. It's a … Read more
At the NewTeeVee Live conference in San Francisco today, AT&T Group President Ralph de la Vega gave a peek into projects from the AT&T lab.
The focus of all these demos was the interplay of the Net, mobility and television, what AT&T calls, "three-screen integration." The most compelling was a cellular-based videophone application where the video call could be transferred to a television. "Wouldn't you take that call? It's only 50 cents," de la Vega said.
Also in the labs: Multiple picture-in-picture, so you can watch multiple video … Read more
OK, it only took a year and a half, but I suppose it's better late than never. Tonight, AT&T and Motorola finally took the wraps off the Motorola Q9h Global, a long overdue GSM version of the Motorola Q. The quad-band Windows Mobile 6 smartphone isn't the same sleek device we saw in May 2006.
Like the Motorola Q9m for Verizon Wireless, it's bulked up a bit, but this allowed for a more spacious keyboard and added features. Like what? Well, how about built-in GPS, HSDPA, Bluetooth, and a 2-megapixel camera? Messaging is a top … Read more
Samsung today unveiled the SGH-A737 for AT&T. Yet another slim slider phone, the SGH-A737 is a 3G HSDPA cell phone that's compatible with AT&T's full range of 3G features including Cellular Video, AT&T Mobile Music and Video Share. The remaining features are about what you'd expect from a 4G handset; you'll find a 1.3-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, a speakeprhone, personal organizer applications, messaging, a digital music player and an external memory slot that can accommodate cards up to 4GB. The phone is available in lime, orange, red and blue … Read more
Pantech and AT&T have partnered up to launch the Pantech Duo today, available exclusively via AT&T. The new Windows Mobile 6 smartphone takes some design cues from its cousin, the Helio Ocean, with its dual-slider design. Yes, it sports both a slide-out number dialpad as well as a QWERTY keyboard. Features include quad-band support with HSDPA, access to AT&T's broadband services like Mobile Music and Cellular Video, stereo Bluetooth, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. It's currently available from AT&T for an introductory price of $199.99 with a two-year contract … Read more
Okay, I admit it: I want an iPhone.
I'm surrounded by them these days, it seems. On the bus. On the streets. At work. Everywhere I go, I see people pulling them out and the gadget hound in me is suffering a little bit.
Since the iPhone came out, and since Apple announced the iTouch, I've been parroting a standard line when anyone asks when--not if--I'm going to get one: I say, either when the iPhone is available on Verizon, my carrier, or when the iTouch has a 60 GB hard drive. Whichever comes first.
But, I … Read more