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Connected homes: O2 to offer connected hub to UK customers

According to news from CES last week, mobile operator O2 will offer its UK customers a smart home connected hub by the summer. With an estimate 4 million smart homes in the UK, there are millions more potential homes that could sign up to O2’s system (the company has around 25 million customers), which combines central heating, security and energy management into a […]

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AT&T’s Foundry launches AT&T Messages: Voicemail/mms/sms/missed calls in a single app & portal

I’m pleased it’s not just me banging on about innovation. It’s nice to see some companies in the industry actually doing a bit of good thinking. A little while ago I wrote a post on one of my pet subjects, Operator Innovation. I decried the total lack of innovation in messaging. I was particularly annoyed […]

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Operators Opinion

This new mobile world is great, as long as stuff actually works

Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch highlights a key fundamental that we often forget at the bleeding edge of the mobile world: The basic stuff has to actually work. For all the talk about 4G and LTE and genius amazing whiz-bang gizmos, the basic reality is that when I hit ‘dial’, I expect my call to […]

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Opinion

First AT&T phone with Google Android will feature Yahoo search to annoy the hell out of every user

You have to smile when grown up executives who should know better sit back and make stupid decisions. The AppleInsider is reporting that…. Although Google makes the Android mobile operating system, the search giant’s chief competitor, Yahoo, will be the default provider on AT&T’s first Android-powered handset, due to be released March 7. Great. Talk […]

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AT&T’s $99 Nokia E71x — renaissance or last gasp?

That there is a Nokia E71x — the AT&T version of the uber popular QWERTY Nokia handset. Yup — the E71 is coming to America. It’s being offered at a hugely attractive $99 (”after mail-in $50 rebate”) on a 2-year contract. I remember last year standing at a Nokia PR event in San Francisco whilst […]

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Is AT&T cracking down on iPhone users with non-iPhone plans?

Hey you! Yes, yes you. That iPhone that you’re carrying and flaunting around, is that legit? You’d rather tell us, because the following might just interest you. According to BGR, one of their loyal readers received a friendly email from AT&T, which goes like this. Subject: Important information regarding your iPhone 3G The new AT&T […]

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Yahoo to power AT&T search, while Google picks Verizon

AT&T, the largest wireless service provider in the US, has today announced that it will start offering search services powered by Yahoo!. AT&T will offer access to Yahoo’s Onesearch web-based services to approximately 70 million of its total userbase through the provider’s mobile internet portal. The services will include website keyword search along with links […]

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AT&T’s sponsorship of overseas troop calling cards

I picked up this news release from AT&T earlier: Phone home. For most U.S. troops stationed overseas, it’s at the top of their to-do list. To help keep them connected with loved ones and celebrate Independence Day, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is donating 10,000 prepaid phone cards. This is the second installment of more than 30,000 […]

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End of revenue sharing for Apple and 3G iPhone

If its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission is anything to go by, it looks like Apple’s days of carrier revenue sharing are over thanks to the launch of the new 3G iPhone. The filing says: “Apple will not receive follow-on revenue generating payments from carriers for the new iPhone 3G beyond the […]

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AT&T gives iPhone users 3G speed bump

It looks likes AT&T is gearing up for the launch of the 3G iPhone: it’s announced it plans to boost its HSPA speeds a bit. AT&T says the downlink will rise to between 700 Kbps and 1.7 Mbps from 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and uplink will rise to between 500 Kbps and 1.2 Mbps, […]

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Devices

AT&T, Vodafone ready to buy Huawei handset biz?

It looks like the latest mobile company that could be up for acquisition is Huawei’s handset unit, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. The paper says that there’s a flurry of interest around the company from venture capitalists and mobile operators alike. The Post reports that Vodafone and AT&T are both […]

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AT&T turns on mobile TV this week

And after all the talk, it looks like AT&T has stuck to its deadline and it’s going to be launching its broadcast mobile TV service – under the unsurprising brand name AT&T TV – from May 4, with two compatible devices, the LG Vu and the Samsung Access. The service, based on Qualcomm’s MediaFLO, will […]