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AT&T 4G LTE officially launching Sunday

This Sunday, September 18th, AT&T will officially offer LTE service to the first five launch markets (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio). In what we could call a “beta” launch for several weeks now, AT&T has still yet to launch a compatible LTE smartphone. The HTC tablet, USB data sticks, and the Elevate 4G mobile hotspot will work on the new high-speed network.

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The BlackBerry 7 lineup coming to AT&T and Sprint

I’m not at all convinced that the updated platform will somehow skyrocket RIM out of its current woes, but I guess it can’t hurt that much either. BlackBerry OS 7 is just around the corner and both AT&T and Sprint want to be the first ones to offer the American public a taste of the new operating system… so, they’ve announced their upcoming BB7 phones.

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HP TouchPad 4G from AT&T rocks upgraded 1.5GHz processor

What’s that? You just picked up the HP TouchPad and you think you’re the new king of the tablet kingdom? Think again. HP has already one-upped itself, because an upgraded version of the webOS tablet has been formally announced and it `comes with two notable bumps on the spec sheet.

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Dell Streak Pro to come with Honeycomb, AT&T LTE, 10-Inches

If this holds up to be true, and we don’t really see any reason why it wouldn’t, Dell would then be better positioned to compete against all the other 10-inch (ish) tablets on the market like the Motorola Xoom, the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, and even the iPad 2. By going with 5, 7, and 10-inch variants, they’re really trying to offer a size for every taste.

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AT&T Disabling 4G Access on 4G-Capable Smartphones

Let’s forget for a moment what it really means to have a 4G network and just go with AT&T’s FauxG definition. The wireless carrier says that its HSUPA network offers 4G speeds. Fine. However, it’s not allowing any of its devices to access said network.

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AT&T to Buy T-Mobile, Creating Pentaband Network?

Late yesterday, news broke out that AT&T is going to acquire T-Mobile. This is still pending the approval of the FCC and other governing bodies, but if it does indeed go ahead, it has to be the biggest deal in American cellular phone history. After all, it will create for a virtual duopology: the new amalgamated AT&T/T-Mobile combo will compete primarily against Verizon, leaving Sprint way in the background.

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AT&T 4G A Network Of Lies

Since the International Telecommunications buckled under pressure from cell-phone companies and redefined their definition of 4G to include any technology faster than what they had in 2009, cellular providers across the U.S. have been taking advantage of pretty words and undeserved titles to class up what is in fact not 4G. And it’s not just one or two companies.

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HTC Inspire 4G Restricted By AT&T: No True 4G

The whole debate on what really consistutes true 4G technology has been argued ad nauseum, so I’m not going to get into that. It gets even worse with the HTC Inspire 4G with AT&T, though. That’s because it doesn’t even make use of AT&T’s so-called 4G network.

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AT&T Confirms February 22 Launch Date For Motorola ATRIX 4G

The media darling of CES is almost ready for public consumption. It has now been confirmed by Big Blue that the Motorola ATRIX 4G will be made available through the usual retail channels starting on February 22nd. The price has been set at $199.99 on the usual two-year contract. That’s a little more than earlier rumors pointing toward a $150 price point.

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AT&T offers LG Quantum, HTC Surround to Windows Phone 7 line

In addition to the flagship Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone, AT&T will be offering up the HTC Surround, and LG Quantum. CEO Ralph de la Vega calls them “game changers.” That’s exciting and all with the Windows Phone 7 floodgates now open, but we’ll just have to wait and see them first hand before we start “changing” anything.

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Three new Motorola Android smartphones arrive at AT&T

The Android family at AT&T just welcomed three new members. Announced at CTIA, the Motorola Bravo, Flipout and Flipside are all making their way over to big blue to sit on the same shelf alongside the Apple iPhone 4. If you’re looking for some more Android action, AT&T wants to have you covered.

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Motorola Flipside Android phone announced by AT&T for $99

Motorola’s Flipside, an Android 2.1 smartphone skinned with MOTOBLUR is heading to AT&T. Confusingly due to Motorola’s naming conventions on mobile phones, the Flipside does not flip at all like we would expect it to. The Backflip flips its keyboard back and forth, while the Flipside offers a more traditional slideout keyboard.

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$130 HTC Aria gets Android 2.1, on AT&T June 20

Up until now, if you were looking at Android phones, but in on an AT&T contract your choices were pretty slim. You could go for the Motorola Backflip, or a reincarnation of Dell’s Mini 3, the Dell Aero. Today the Aria enters the Android line expanding AT&T’s offerings with another mid-level phone. The soon-to-be iPhone 4 carrier has been pretty hesitant to pick up any high-end Android smartphones that could compete with the Apple’s devices.

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AT&T to lose iPhone 4 exclusivity in 6 months?

I’m just as tired as you are about hearing that Verizon or Sprint is going to get the iPhone 4. The rumor has been going on for quite some time. Even with the Wall Street Journal reporting on it, there hasn’t been a whole lot to back that up, until now. What AT&T is calling “another very exciting day for customers,” could be a ploy to lock you in to another contract. With the iPhone 4 release, new plans from the exclusive carrier were announced offering current iPhone owners the option to upgrade early; the clincher, you are with them for another 2 years.

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AT&T addressing iPhone connectivity issues: Not so fast Verizon Wireless

Ever since the original Apple iPhone launched way back in 2007, thousands of customers have complained about how poor the network performance was with the iPhone. AT&T’s exclusivity over Americans gave them little choice but to put up with it or get another phone.

Could the shackles be broken? If the rumors of a CDMA-equipped iPhone destined for Verizon Wireless, why would Apple and AT&T be continuing the a relationship by working closely with Apple to rectify the network issues.

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AT&T announces Dell Aero, reincarnation of the Dell Mini 3?

It looks like AT&T is expanding their lineup again. Already with the prized and coveted iPhone, the new Palm phones from earlier today, and joining the family is a new Android phone called the Dell Aero. Looks familiar doesn’t it? That’s because it’s basically the same handset as the Dell Mini 3 that has been on sale in China for a little while now and we suspected back in January headed this way. The critical difference – aside from the clear language alterations – is that the phone is branded as the Dell Aero, and no, you won’t be seeing this on 7-11 shelves.

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AT&T adds Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus to phone line

AT&T plans to offer the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus to their network of 80 million customers. This will expand AT&T’s offering of available smartphones to include those of the Palm webOS type, the only to hit their network.

The Palm Pre Plus has a slider keyboard and 16GB of storage. It will sell for $149.99 with a two-year plan after a $100 mail-in rebate. Palm’s Pixi Plus is their slimmest phone and it adds Wi-Fi, a full QWERTY keyboard and two color choices of black or blue (exclusive to AT&T) on for $49.99 with a two-year plan.

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Google Nexus One phone now shipping to Canada and AT&T USA

It’s here Canada. Google’s Nexus One phone just got released for the Canadian market and US customers on AT&T. Previous Nexus One phones would only utilize 2G and EDGE network connectivity, not the best for your Android experience, but good enough. Now Google has announced a compatible 3G version, so T-Mobile USA is no longer the only one with a Nexus offering and Canadian Rogers Wireless customers can get on board.

The phone can be purchased from Google’s phone store for $529 USD, free shipping in the USA.

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AT&T to get Snapdragon-powered MOTOSPLIT with Android

Motorola has already confirmed its commitment to the Google Android platform with the highly successful Motorola Droid available through Verizon, and rumored to be released by Telus either tomorrow or the 2nd week of February as the Motorola Milestone. Well, it seems an even more interesting Android phone is coming to AT&T from Moto too.

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Cellphone plan war: AT&T vs. Verizon

The two have always been at battle, but with AT&T’s response so closely timed with Verizon’s, its a complete price war and we don’t know when it will stop, or what other carriers plan to join in. Undercutting each other to maintain a larger market share, both companies unlimited voice plan package prices were cut, that goes for the iPhone too.

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New Android and webOS Smartphones Coming to AT&T

AT&T held a press conference earlier today, announcing that they’ll have a few new additions to the family in the coming year. The newest bundles of joy to join the stable already inhabited by the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile will take on a new look, thanks to Google Android and Palm’s webOS. They […]

Fastest 3G Network Confirmed by AT&T in Twelve Cities

You know Verizon commercials that talk about how they have a map for that? You know how Verizon says that it has far better 3G coverage than AT&T? That may be true, but it seems that AT&T still has a huge claim to fame and this claim has been unofficially confirmed by the guys at […]

T-Mobile and AT&T to Get Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10?

The Google Android thing already has quite the strong foothold in the T-Mobile lineup thanks to a number of handsets from HTC, but it seems that the collection is going to grow with an addition from Sony Ericsson. You might remember this phone as the Rachael at one point, but it seems that Sony Ericsson […]

Verizon and AT&T Decide to Call a Truce

Here’s something we don’t see every day. Under normal circumstances, the different wireless carriers in the United States would be at each other’s throats, constantly looking for ways to lure customers away from the competition and into their fold. We’ve seen some mighty battles between Verizon and AT&T, but this action has escalated in recent […]

AT&T Garmin nuvifone G60 Gets Reviewed

This phone has taken far too long to reach the market and it’s already lost some of that initial shine even before it hit store shelves. Even so, it seems that the Garmin nuvifone G60 was worth the wait, because Mobileburn is saying that it could offer the best navigation experience on a cell phone […]

HTC Tilt 2 and HTC PURE Announced by AT&T

We knew that these two phones would soon be sharing shelf space with the iPhone 3GS, but it’s still good to get a formal announcement one way or another. AT&T has come forward to officially reveal the HTC PURE and the HTC Tilt 2, both of which will come preloaded with Windows Mobile 6.5. If […]

AT&T to Launch BlackBerry Bold in White

As nice as the BlackBerry Bold may be, the smartphone may not fit with your personal tastes in fashion. Maybe you don’t like the jet black appearance and you want something with a little more personality. Well, Research in Motion and AT&T could have just the thing for you, because a white version of the […]

Garmin nuvifone Finally Launches Next Week with AT&T

We’ve been following the sage of the Garmin nuvifone for far too long. We’ve seen a concept float around for months and months with no sign of when we’d have a physical product in our hands. It’s been a very long time coming, but the date is finally upon us. AT&T will be launching the […]

Get Any AT&T Phone for Just a Penny Today

Got a hankering for a new BlackBerry Bold 9000? Maybe you want the massive touchscreen of the Samsung Eternity? While you would otherwise have to spend a fair chunk of change to get either handset, today is a very special day for all the bargain hunters in the audience. That’s because you can get your […]

More WinMo with AT&T Tilt 2 Next Month

Everyone else may be getting pretty excited about upcoming Google Android phones, but AT&T still knows how to kick it with the boys in Redmond. Windows Mobile 6.5 is just around the corner, but my gut instinct is telling me that the upcoming AT&T Tilt2 won’t be getting newest WinMo treatment right out of the […]

All AT&T Smartphone Users to Require Data Plans

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone from AT&T, but you’re not quite so interested in subscribing to a wireless data plan, I highly suggest that you act sooner rather than later. That’s because the iPhone-touting carrier is starting a new policy early next month that will require all new smartphones to come […]

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AT&T Getting Touch Pro2 as HTC Tilt 2

It seems like everyone wants an invite to this party, because just about everyone is picking up some variation on this possibly popular smartphone. You may already know about this Windows Mobile handset as the HTC Touch Pro2 and how it follows up on the HTC Touch Pro. Well, AT&T might be getting it too, […]

LG GW600 SureType Smartphone Approved by FCC, Heading to AT&T

The whole SureType keyboard thing isn’t restricted to the BlackBerry Pearl, because other smartphones can just as easily map two letters to each key. Case in point, check out the latest phone to survive the FCC, the LG GW600. Powered by Windows Mobile, this smartphone seems like it will be making its way over to […]

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Magic Carpet Ride with AT&T and Pantech Aladdin Slider Phone

And the deluge of new phones for AT&T continues. We already know about the new Android phones from HTC and Motorola, but those aren’t the only new phones heading to the iPhone-touting carrier. One of the more interesting phones on the horizon is the Pantech Aladdin, a vertical slider with a QWERTY keyboard. In some […]

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Google Android Coming to AT&T Via HTC Lancaster and Motorola Heron

T-Mobile’s tight grasp on the Google Android market in the United States is about to get loosened, because it seems that AT&T is picking up no fewer than two new handsets that will come powered by the Google Android platform. And they’re both sliders too. First up is the HTC Lancaster on the left, a […]

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AT&T Slides in Style with Upcoming Sideways Nokia Mako

It looks like some slides have been leaked from deep within the trenches of the AT&T head office, because we’re catching our first glimpse at one of the most attractive Nokia handsets to hit the American carrier. Yes, the Nokia Mako might even be more attractive than the E71x. Take this leak for what it’s […]

AT&T Completes Jack Trifecta with Samsung i637 Smartphone

I thought that the touchscreen-equipped Samsung Epix was supposed to be the third phone in the Blackjack series, but I guess I was wrong. Here is the true Samsung BlackJack III, also known as the Samsung i637 Jack from AT&T. And this is where I get slightly confused too. Over on Fido and Rogers in […]

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AT&T iPhone Plans Getting Ten Bucks Cheaper

Are you totally in love with your Apple iPhone but not at all in love with the bill that comes in the mail every month? Perhaps providing a little recession relief, it seems that AT&T may be cutting down the price for its iPhone service plans. They haven’t confirmed it yet, but AT&T is reportedly […]