AT and T archive

  • New organisation founded to fight online piracy
    Online

    New organisation founded to fight online piracy

    By 1 October 2008

    The battle between peer-2-peer websites and the music and movie industries is hotting up. The notorious file sharing website, Pirate Bay, is facing bans in Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Despite a recent vote by the EU, not to adopt a three strikes and you're...

  • FCC puts roaming plans on hold
    Phones

    FCC puts roaming plans on hold

    By 27 August 2008

    Over in the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has put a freeze on plans which would have allowed small wireless phone carriers to use the networks of larger telecoms companies. The move has been postponed because of a debate as to whether...

  • AT&T ConnecTech repair service launches Stateside
    Home Cinema

    AT&T ConnecTech repair service launches Stateside

    By 22 August 2008

    The Geek Squad will come a-knocking to sort out your tech tangles in both the UK and the US. But now people living in all US states have an alternative to the Best Buy teams in the AT&T ConnecTec home computer and TV repair and installation service. And...

  • Is this the Palm Centro 2?
    Phones

    Is this the Palm Centro 2?

    By 11 August 2008

    Way back in May, there were rumours that Palm was prepping two new devices - codenamed the Zeppelin and the Skywriter. Well we don't know if this latest leak could actually be one of these devices but it definitely seems that Palm has been busy and a...

  • US iPhone 3G launch also troubled
    Phones

    US iPhone 3G launch also troubled

    By 11 July 2008

    Echoing the problems UK consumers are facing with iPhone 3G purchases in retail stores across the country, AT&T has reported that in-store iPhone 3G activations were suspended at about 9:30EDT nationwide. The halt of activations in the States is said...

  • Palm Centro launches in blue
    Phones

    Palm Centro launches in blue

    By 9 July 2008

    Palm's entry-level smartie, the Centro, has seen a launch in blue on AT&T in the States. No word on a similar hue for the UK where it is currently available in the more grown-up "onyx".

  • American iPhone 3G pricing revealed
    Phones

    American iPhone 3G pricing revealed

    By 1 July 2008

    AT&T, the official iPhone operator in the States, has revealed its pricing for the iPhone 3G, including its non-contract charges. As well as offering the phone on a minimum 2-year contract, the carrier will sell the device on a pay-as-you-go basis for...

  • BONDI initiative launched by mobile operators
    Phones

    BONDI initiative launched by mobile operators

    By 1 July 2008

    A group of mobile operators has unveiled a new initiative to create a blueprint and roadmap for "opening up mobile functionality to encourage the development of exciting mobile applications without compromising customer security". The new initiative,...

  • Open Symbian Foundation to be created
    Phones

    Open Symbian Foundation to be created

    By 24 June 2008

    Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and NTT DOCOMO have announced that they will unite the Symbian OS, S60, UIQ and MOAP to create one open mobile software platform. Along with AT&T, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments...

  • Apple settles visual voicemail lawsuit
    Phones

    Apple settles visual voicemail lawsuit

    By 18 June 2008

    Apple and AT&T have settled a $360 million lawsuit over the iPhone's "visual voicemail" functionality, reports the AP. The case was brought by a company called Klausner Technologies who had filed a patent lawsuit in December last year, claiming damages...

  • Starbucks says T-Mobile collusion case being resolved
    Online

    Starbucks says T-Mobile collusion case being resolved

    By 12 June 2008

    Starbucks is fighting to resolve a court case filed against it by T-Mobile. T-Mobile had accused the cafe company of secretly colluding with AT&T to offer free Wi-Fi access in its shops stateside, despite having an exclusive deal with itself. Way back...

  • US iPhone operator stops revenue sharing with Apple
    Phones

    US iPhone operator stops revenue sharing with Apple

    By 10 June 2008

    AT&T, the official iPhone partner for Apple in the States and the first operator in the world to offer the original model, has revealed that it has struck a new agreement with Apple for the 3G version of the phone. This new deal "eliminates" the revenue-sharing...

  • Apple launches iPhone 3G
    Phones

    Apple launches iPhone 3G

    By 9 June 2008

    At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2008 in San Francisco, as was widely expected, Steve Jobs has launched the iPhone 3G with the boast that it's "twice as fast, half the price". The new model gets GPS, a new design, a lower price tag, will be...

  • Consumers hanging on for 3G iPhone
    Phones

    Consumers hanging on for 3G iPhone

    By 20 May 2008

    Almost one-in-four potential iPhone buyers in the States have said that they have been putting off their purchase until Apple launches the next-gen 3G model, according to newly revealed market research. According to the data from ChangeWave Research,...

  • iPhone sales limited to one per customer
    Phones

    iPhone sales limited to one per customer

    By 15 May 2008

    It looks as if AT&T, the exclusive operator for the iPhone in the States, has been forced to put stock control measures in place in order to stretch out the availability of the Apple mobile until the 3G version launches, almost certainly in June. An AT&T...

  • 3G model to be called "iPhone black?"
    Phones

    3G model to be called "iPhone black?"

    By 12 May 2008

    AT&T, the official and exclusive iPhone provider in the United States, is now listing a second model of the iPhone in its online device database called "iPhone Black", AppleInsider has revealed. The drop down option to select an "iPhone Black" model is...

  • Leaked memo hints June launch for 3G iPhone
    Phones

    Leaked memo hints June launch for 3G iPhone

    By 7 May 2008

    American tech blog Engadget is speculating that an internal AT&T staff memo leaked to them suggests the timescale for the American launch of the 3G iPhone is between 15 June and 12 July. AT&T is the operator-partner for the iPhone in the States and the...

  • Garmin nuvifone pricing and availability revealed in the US?
    Phones

    Garmin nuvifone pricing and availability revealed in the US?

    By 1 May 2008

    If you, like us, are eagerly awaiting the launch of Garmin's sexy-looking nuvifone offering that's due for a Q3 debut, you may be interested to hear that possible pricing and availability has supposedly been leaked in the US. The nuviphone, the first...

  • 3G BlackBerry delayed due to 3G iPhone?
    Phones

    3G BlackBerry delayed due to 3G iPhone?

    By 25 April 2008

    Sources speaking to Fortune are suggesting that BlackBerry maker RIM may be employing delay tactics with the debut of its much-rumoured new handset so as to avoid launching the device at the same time as Apple's 3G iPhone hits the market. The smartphone,...

  • Web facing meltdown
    Online

    Web facing meltdown

    By 24 April 2008

    It was all doom and gloom when a top AT&T exec addressed a web forum in London. Jim Cicconi, AT&T's VP of legislative affairs, declared to the Westminster eForum on Web 2.0 that if drastic measures are not taken soon, the web is going to break. "The surge...

  • Panasonic to put plasma displays in phones - UPDATED
    Phones

    Panasonic to put plasma displays in phones - UPDATED

    By 3 April 2008

    Panasonic has revealed plans to incorporate newly developed, miniature plasma displays in telephones, and other small consumer electronics products. The new low-voltage plasma technology will be used as plasma video displays for mobile phones to use with...

  • 3G iPhone in "months"
    Phones

    3G iPhone in "months"

    By 3 April 2008

    We've said this before, and we'll say it again - the fact that there will be a 3G iPhone is old news - Apple CEO Steve Jobs has confirmed that such a model will exist, it really is just a matter of when it will arrive that is the mystery. However, adding...

  • Microsoft Surface to get retail debut in US
    Online

    Microsoft Surface to get retail debut in US

    By 2 April 2008

    Microsoft's touchscreen Surface tabletop computer will go live in American AT&T stores in a move that the software company says will "transform the way consumers shop for mobile devices". AT&T, the US operator for the iPhone, will become the first company...

  • Google loses out on 700MHz spectrum auction
    Phones

    Google loses out on 700MHz spectrum auction

    By 21 March 2008

    Google has been unsuccessful in its attempt to gain a spectrum license in the Federal Communications Commission's 700MHz spectrum auction in the US that ended this week. The auction, which netted the US government over $19 billion, went mainly to mobile...

  • Jajah awarded major industry award
    Phones

    Jajah awarded major industry award

    By 11 March 2008

    The Graham Bell Award for Best Communication Solution has been awarded to Californian company Jajah for its long-distance and international calling products. Its service can be accessed from any phone or computer in 122 countries at the moment - and allows...