With 500W of electric assistance, the A2B Alva+ is an effortlessly quick commuter, but its cumbersome weight can be a problem when dismounted.
It's heavy and unwieldy when you're dismounted, but the Alva+ carries its own weight and ends up being a nimble ride that flies up hills with the greatest of ease.
Remember the A2B Ultra Motor electric bikes we tested at the gadget show? The ones being tested by Raef of The Apprentice fame? Well we managed to blag a pair for an extended test, and we can bring you the definitive verdict.
More than half the employees from AT&T Labs' a2b Music division have decided to sing to a different tune, throwing the telephone and cable giant's music efforts temporarily off-key.
The commuter-friendly A2B Alva+ gets cyclists from point A to B sweat-free with 500W of electric assistance.
Music hub site Tunes.com will offer music for download from several independent labels, the company said. Artists include Julian Lennon, Frank Black, and the Samples, along with nearly 100 others, Tunes.com said. Labels participating in the venture include TVT Records, Mammoth Records, Sub Pop Records, Atomic Pop, and SpitFire. The tracks will be available for download via several formats, such as MP3, Liquid Audio, Microsoft Audio, and a2b Music.
AT&T Net music delivery technology arm a2b Music and BMG Entertainment are teaming to offer the first rollout of a2b Mail, an application that allows music to be embedded into email communications. a2b said the technology requires no plug-ins or downloads; the player itself is embedded into the email message. BMG will use a2b Mail to deliver music to consumers on the databases of its genre-based sites Peeps, BugJuice, and TwangThis.
The telco's music delivery technology arm, a2b Music, upgrades its platform to give the music industry more control over distribution and licensing.
A2B, the online music distribution arm of AT&T, has teamed up with Atlantic Records to release "Merman," a new single by recording artist Tori Amos. Users can download the Web-only single after preordering Amos's latest CD, From the Choirgirl Hotel, through Tower Records. Those who preorder the CD will receive a postcard that includes the access code and download instructions.
Reflecting ISPs' growing interest in e-commerce, AT&T is testing its A2B Music platform, delivering a compressed and encrypted single to participants.