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AT&T will acquire DirecTV for $49 Billion

  • 19/05/2014 at 19:59 by It's a Gadget Staff
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AT&T and DirecTVWeeks after it was announced that Comcast was acquiring Time Warner to become the largest cable provider in the nation, AT&T has announced a similar deal with satellite television company DirecTV.

This is the second major collaboration that would create a further monopoly in the television/internet business. The deal, which was made for $49 billion, once more places AT&T directly in line as the primary competitor of the powerhouse Comcast.

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AT&T plans to launch Digital Life Home Automation and Security System

  • 07/05/2012 at 14:51 by It's a Gadget Staff
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AT&T Digital LifeYou may call it the age of Big Brother or a smart way for AT&T to bring in the new age of smart security, but the company has eyes on selling a new home security service that they feel might put ADT on the competitor’s edge.

Like something out of a futuristic movie, AT&T’s home security service allows users to be the Peeping Toms of their own homes utilizing cameras and do neat things like adjust the temperature of their homes and other cool goodies ranging from adjusting the home’s lighting and other things. Knowing the way kids can interface computer systems you can bet there’s going to be some astonishing configurations that even AT&T hasn’t expected yet.

And you’ll be doing this with a computer or your smartphone.

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AT&T Unveiled 5 New Android Devices: Samsung, Motorola, Pantech among them

Pantech PocketNews just came in today that AT&T Wireless will be releasing five all-new Android devices. Although the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II was expected to be the biggest hit since the first Galaxy S, word has come in that AT&T will bring in: the Samsung Captivate Glide, Pantech Pocket, AT&T Avail, Samsung DoubleTime, and Motorola Atrix 2.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is expected to be included with all of the phones except for the Samsung DoubleTime. The DoubleTime comes preloaded with Android 2.2 Froyo. With the addition of these five new phones, both AT&T and Android OS hope to become the leaders of handheld technology.

Before we get too caught up in the moment, let’s take a look at the specifications of these devices.

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What Network Operator do you choose for your iPhone: Sprint, AT&T or Verizon?

Sprint iPhone 4SSprint has announced that their unlimited data plan will include iPhone 4S phone. Opting for such a popular device will surely bring more customers to Sprint network becouse of their relatively cheap rates. In comparison to AT&T and Verizon’s rates (which do not have an unlimited cap), the rate for an iPhone is simply amazing on Sprint.

To be more specific, Sprint has a plan that allows their customers to have an unlimited usage of voice, data and messaging for $99.99. Of course, they do offer discounted rates for lower-end usage, which include a $69.99 plan with 450 minutes and a mid-tier $89.99 plan with 900 minutes. And also all of the mentioned plans require a $10 Premium Data “add-on” to access Sprint’s Now Network.

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Despite Hacker Alerts, Sony Unveiled PlayStation Vita at E3 2011

Sony PlayStation VitaThis week, during E3 2011, Sony unveiled their latest product called PlayStation Vita. They had already announced it in Japan at the beginning of this year(project called NGP), but now it was the time for North America. The new gadget features a multitouch screen that measures 5 inches, two joysticks, touchpads in the front and rear, as well as cameras.

For those who speak Italian might know that the name Vita means life. Sony stated that they have high hopes that this latest gadget will lead the player to almost doubt between what is real and what is not. It will come with WiFi and there are going to be two models available. The first one will cost $249 while the other will cost $299 since it will also include 3G.

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Can Motorola ATRIX 4G be the future of Mobile Computing?

Motorola Atrix Laptop DockMotorola ATRIX 4G was displayed on 5 January by Motorola Mobility and AT&T at an event hosted at CES 2011. This device will be undervalued if you call it a smartphone only because the power it will bring to your pocket is equal to many home desktop PCs used till now. It comes with a dual core processor where both cores are delivering 1 GHz and together they will give you 2 GHz of processing power. If you want to call it a smartphone do not forget to add “world’s most powerful” before that.

Today the users expect from a smartphone the same thing they expect from a PC as these two devices are doing each other’s job so smoothly. The problem is that till now the processing power has remained a barrier between smartphone and a computer. 

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Samsung Captivate will be released soon at AT&T

Samsung CaptivateToday you will get to know the next Samsung device, Captivate, which AT&T announced that will start selling it from July 18.

The 4-inches touch screen is a Super AMOLED capacitive with 16M colors and 480 x 800 pixels, same as Galaxy S. Multi-touch, accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass,  swipe text input are all available. Some of you will say this will battle with iPhone 4 retina display, but is not a fair battle, Apple device has 640 x 960 pixels.

Captivate is powered by an ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor and is an Android based phone. Android v2.1 comes installed, until Froyo(v2.1) will become ready to be used, along the usual Samsung TouchWiz 3.0 user interface.

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