AT&T Sheds More Light on Sideloading of Android Apps from Unknown Sources

A screenshot which leaked this past week gave us an idea that AT&T will actually allow sideloading of applications from unknown sources on Android devices. AT&T has now formally informed developers that the company plans to allow downloading of applications from unknown sources with future Android smartphones including some Android handsets that are currently available on the network. Other than allowing sideloading of applications a representative from AT&T said - "over the next few … [Read more...]

Samsung Infuse 4G Now Available For $149.99 On Amazon

The Samsung Infuse 4G is already available for purchase and it hasn't been that long since it was launched. And now the handset is being offered on a discount on Amazon. This is really great news for all those who were waiting to get the handset but were waiting for the prices to drop. Users can now head over to Amazon and get the device for $149.99 with a two year contract instead of getting it for $200 with AT&T. The offer is valid for both existing and new customers. Plus the device has a … [Read more...]

AT&T Could Launch LTE in New York On June 30

Previous reports claimed that AT&T was planning to launch its LTE service during Q3 and Q4 of 2011, but new reports accessed by a website suggest otherwise. According to these reports, AT&T could launch the LTE service as soon as June 30 in New York and on July 24 in Los Angeles. This is very good news for users waiting for this service, though there's not much clarity as to when other cities would receive the service. But with 4G enabled handsets slowly making its way into the market we … [Read more...]

AT&T Could Lose $6 Billion If the T-Mobile Merger Is Cancelled

The AT&T/T-Mobile merger just doesn't seem to get off the news. Most of you must have thought about the possibility of this merger not happening or being cancelled, but do you know what would happen if the deal were to be cancelled? Well, it was recently told by AT&T that if the deal was cancelled, AT&T was supposed to pay T-Mobile a fee of $3 billion, but now a new report by Reuters claims that AT&T will actually have to pay $6 billion to T-Mobile in assets and cash (i.e in the … [Read more...]

AT&T Finally Allows Sideloading of Third Party Apps

We wrote about the AT&T Infuse 4G yesterday and we were thoroughly impressed with the handset. And apart from the sleek looks and a large display there's something that is quite out of the ordinary about the device. As most AT&T users might know, downloading of third party apps is not supported on its network. But this time with the Infuse 4G, AT&T is actually allowing side-loading of third party apps which is a very good supplement to the handset. Most Android smartphones we find in … [Read more...]

T-Mobile Lost About 471,000 Customers in the Last Quarter Alone

AT&T proposed the acquisition of T-Mobile recently which still remains in the balance since approvals are being awaited. And now it seems like T-Mobile could benefit from the buy out/acquisition because recent numbers suggest that T-Mobile is going through a crisis of sorts. Apparently, about 471,000 contractual subscribers left T-Mobile within the first three months of 2011. These numbers do tell a story, don't they? Other networks however are doing relatively well. With AT&T having 2 … [Read more...]

AT&T Pushes Out Update for the Atrix 4G and Inspire 4G

AT&T pushed out an update yesterday for the Atrix 4G. This update is said to be a remedy to a number of bugs and is said to improve performance of the device considerably including the one which brings HSUPA capabilities to the handset. This will boost mobile uploads to an extent. AT&T is also pushing an update to the Inspire 4G. And like the Atrix update, the Inspire 4G will also support HSUPA for quicker data uploads and will bring an array of bug fixes. AT&T mentioned that a … [Read more...]

Amazon App Store could be available to AT&T users soon

The recently launched Amazon’s Android App Store has gained widespread attention from writers all over the blogosphere. The idea of an alternative app store to Google’s Android Market is very amusing. Offering discounts on various apps and providing new offers regularly, it will probably give the Android Market a run for its money. Well, some AT&T users though are facing some restrictions when trying to access the Amazon App Store. This basically is a restriction imposed by AT&T itself. … [Read more...]

AT&T to acquire T-Mobile in the US

Officials from AT&T and Deutsche Telekom today announced that AT&T will be acquiring T-Mobile in the USA in a deal worth $38 billion or 8% of the company's ownership. Members from the boards of both the companies have approved this, but the deal is awaiting approval from the FCC. This move comes as Verizon plan to launch their 4G/LTE service in the country across 200 cities. It is said that the acquisition is the only way AT&T could add 4G to its network to stay on par with … [Read more...]

Motorola Atrix 4G now available on AT&T for $200

The Motorola Atrix 4G is now available on AT&T for $200. The phone is being offered on a two year agreement by the network. AT&T in their listing claims that it is the most powerful smartphone in the world; well it sure is, for the time being at least. The phone happens to be the first in the United States to offer a display with qHD resolution. Here are the specs of the device: 4.0-inch capacitive display 5 MP camera with 720p video capture(capable of recording 1080p Full HD videos … [Read more...]