Posts tagged with: at&t
  • by | March 11, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how AT&T is now teasing the Asus PadFone X, and what this means for the product in the US market. We then talk about the all-new HTC One, and what to expect from its special dual cameras. Que focus later on the Snapdragon 800, and how a developer figured out how to allow an "always listening" feature, like on the Moto x. Apple vs Samsung follow as we talk about how the lawsuit is really focused on stripping Samsung from making smartphone profits. Then we end today's show talking about iOS 8 and even iOS 9, aside from the rumors of the ...

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  • by | March 11, 2014 1:01 PM

    Two months have passed since CES, but plenty of the hardware that showed its face at the expo is still taking its sweet old time in getting to market. ASUS, for instance, announced a whole spread of new gear, much of which we're still waiting to show up. For instance, there's that really cool dual-OS Transformer Book Duet tablet, but rumors have suggested that Google might be trying to derail the project. We also got news at CES of the PadFone X, which was to be an AT&T exclusive; that's great, but when might it actually be available? We still haven't seen a firm date, but with ...

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  • by | March 11, 2014 10:58 AM

    Yesterday we shared with you word that Microsoft appeared to be in the final stages of preparation for introducing the LTE-enabled version of last year's Surface 2 tablet. Supposedly shipments of the tablet were already hitting stores, and photographic evidence existed, but it just hadn't yet been made available. Today, not only do we finally get to see some box shots of the new hardware, but we also get the other missing piece of the Surface 2 LTE puzzle: pricing. We're looking at a 64GB Surface 2 here, which when purchased as the regular WiFi-only edition sells for a hair short of $550. ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 4:15 PM

    We didn't really plan for it, but today we find ourselves taking a trip down memory lane to last year's Windows 8 tablets. First we checked out some evidence suggesting that Nokia's Lumia 2520 might miss out on a couple of the color options that had been initially teased at launch time, and now we jump on over to Microsoft's Surface 2, also following-up on some news for last year as we get word that an LTE-equipped version of the Windows RT tablet is incoming. Microsoft confirmed last fall that an LTE version of the Surface was planned, with the intent of finally making the tablet ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 12:39 PM

    Last year, we started seeing some of the first smartphones arrive with support for next-gen LTE-Advanced networks, like when Samsung introduced that special LTE-A version of the Galaxy S 4, running a Snapdragon 800, for use on such networks in South Korea. Since then we've heard about similar networks in a few other regions, but the US has been stuck with regular-old LTE. Today we start to hear about that changing, as AT&T switches-on some LTE-Advanced functionality in Chicago, with plans to bring it to more areas soon. LTE-Advanced offers a lot of features, but the one we're talking ...

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  • by | March 6, 2014 1:56 AM

    At the HTC event at MWC 2014 we've seen Peter Chou on stage showing off the Desire 816, but the press release that was sent out also contained the HTC Desire 610, which was sadly not available in Barcelona. To refresh your memory, it packs a 4.7-inch display with qHD resolution of 540 by 960 pixels, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (expandable), eight-megapixel camera, 1.3MP front-facer, and a 2,040mAh battery. While availability is expected in Europe for May, @evleaks has unveiled that the phone will also join AT&T's line-up in ...

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  • by | March 5, 2014 7:18 AM

    LTE is the best thing since sliced bread. I doubt you'll find anyone to argue that point. Latency on an LTE network is generally low, while speeds on an LTE network are typically fast. Pretty much the only problem with LTE is its "newness", which translates into the service not being available as widely as many of us would like. When I abandoned Windows Mobile for Android, I picked up the T-Mobile G1 -- the very first commercially available Android-powered smartphone. I was about a year late joining the Android party. Why? T-Mobile wouldn't sell it to me! I know, that sounds crazy, but ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 7:59 PM

    We've got three weeks and one day to go until HTC's all new One launch event (at least that had better be what it is), and as you've no doubt already seen, the still-unannounced smartphone has been all over the place lately. That video hands-on was truly remarkable for amount of detail it offered, and even HTC itself has been publishing some teaser vids of its own. This evening we switch from video previews to some more traditional advertising, while also checking out the new One's FCC paperwork. HTC's UK account shared the image above, which is promoting some sort of launch event tie-in ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 5:12 PM

    Net neutrality. If you've been a responsible Internet user in the last few months, you're familiar with the term and what it means for us, the paying subscribers. For those unaware, it's the movement (or set of rules, rather) that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all online activity equally. In other words, you pay your fees, and you have unadulterated access to the Internet, regardless of the sites you visit, the services you use, etc. Last month, a federal appeals court shot down the FCC's net neutrality rules, and that opened the door for a Wild West Internet, where the ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 12:31 PM

    We've seen in-the-wild shots of varying degrees of trustworthiness, we've seen apparent press renders in a variety of shades, and with less than a month to go until HTC's launch event, the all new One is now starting to show up with some of the carrier branding it will sport as it descends on the US. With all those renders that have arrived already, how does this one compare? Remember late last week when a pair of images surfaced in gray and silver, but with more differences between them than just the color? This new shot has more in common with that silvery model, though the shade here is ...

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  • by | February 14, 2014 11:23 AM

    A little earlier this month we caught wind of some pricing shake-up hitting Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch internationally, bringing prices down by $100 or more. Granted, some of those prices were initially starting higher than the $300 the watch went for in the States, but we were still hopeful that similar discounts might find their way to the US. Today we see something along just those lines, as AT&T and Best Buy each offer some big savings on Samsung's Android smartwatch. The Best Buy deal offers the most savings: right now, the $300 Galaxy Gear sees its price slashed in half, ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 7:20 PM

    For fans of American football, last night marked the culmination of a season full of victories, upsets, great plays, and fumbled opportunities, coming together as Super Bowl XLVIII. Some eighty-two thousand fans packed into the Meadowlands for the game, and for many of them, that meant bringing along their smartphones. AT&T prepared in advance for the onslaught its network would experience from all those fans snapping photos, posting status updates, and checking stats by augmenting coverage with a distributed antenna system, and today shares some of the specifics behind just how much ...

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  • by | February 2, 2014 1:32 AM

    "Best-ever prices for families" is what AT&T is officially calling this new offer it announced. It is aimed at those who want to save some money while being on a "family-size" plan for both voice and data. While you get unlimited voice and text with these new family plans, they contain 10GB of shared data, and it would go for about $160 per month for a family of four. Unlimited call and text, plus 10GB of data is, what you get regardless of the number of smartphones enlisted. However, the price changes: it starts at $130 for two phones and goes to $175 for five phones, in increments of ...

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  • by | January 31, 2014 12:34 PM

    We're well used to seeing smartphone retailers offer discounts on their wares, but all too often those savings come with significant restraints: maybe only certain models are covered, or only those form specific manufacturers, and we're often talking about some narrow time window during which you can take advantage of the deal. Yesterday Best Buy revealed a new promotion that isn't without its own limitations, but the generally wide-open structure of it, with comparatively few restriction, has us thinking it's worth sharing with you. Here's how it works: if you're currently an AT&T, ...

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  • by | January 28, 2014 9:13 PM

    The LG G Flex. We've unboxed it, compared it, reviewed it, compared it again, beat the hell out of it ... and we've even re-reviewed it. We flew to San Francisco to better understand it and we podcasted until we were blue in the face about it. In every possible sense of the word, it's more than fair to say that Pocketnow has "covered" the G Flex. But the test units we tooled around with for those excursions were from overseas - South Korean models designed and built for an entirely different part of the world, with all the attendant foreign carrier bloat, region-specific radio bands, and ...

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