Samsung Galaxy S II and quot;Offically and quot; Confirmed For AT and amp;T

UPDATE: Thanks to the quick feedback from our Facebook community, It would appear the following information (and original post) is false and the SGSII continues to elude the US in an attempt to keep AT&T users with out-of-date phones. Alright, so that was a little overboard, although we received confirmation from an owner of a Infuse 4G with the same phone and dock down to the placement of the power icon. We’re still crossing our fingers for some more information on the SGSII Superphone and when – if – it gets released to AT&T.

AT&T users: Rejoice! It would appear we have an “official” confirmation from Samsung that the Samsung Galaxy S II, which has been released in Europe for a few months, now will be making its way onto AT&T sooner than later. A small gallery of professional quality shots from Samsung Mobile’s Facebook shows the “Samsung Galaxy S II Desktop Dock” with the SGS II resting in the stand stamped the oh-so-familiar AT&T logo. The design for the phone has been changed up a little bit (much like the Fascinate and the Captivate are both Galaxy S but different carriers) and looks similar to a few of the later Samsung phones.

Source: Engadget

Motorola Atrix 4G Now Only $99 On AT and amp;T

Do you have a plan with AT&T and want to upgrade soon? You can grab the dual core Tegra-2 Atrix 4G off the AT&T website for only $99 with a two year agreement! The Motorola device includes a qHD display, 16GB of internal memory, a large 1930 mAh battery, and a 5MP camera to make this media powerhouse ready for any situation. The phone natively supports many audio and video formats for playback without any external applications making this phone ready to store all your music and movies right out of the box.

There are already multiple Tegra optimized games on the market such as Riptide GP and Pinball HD for Tegra which boast some pretty impressive high resolution graphics for a mobile device. Nvidia and other companies are teaming together to release many new games for these devices in the future; you can get the Nvidia Tegra Zone application off the market to see future updates and releases for the Tegra devices here.

You can check out the AT&T website here to read more details on the device as well as check out pricing and data plans.

AT and amp;T's Pantech Crossover Coming This Weekend

On June 5th, the AT&T Pantech Crossover will be coming to stores and the web. It’ll be running Android 2.2, have a mid-range QWERTY keyboard, durable design with textured back and rubberized corners. AT&T hopes to draw attention from customers with an active lifestyle.

The most “active customer in mind” feature would be the preloaded AllSport GPS. AllSport GPS tracks your workouts, calories and maps. Here are the Crossover’s specs:

-3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen
-3 MP camera with video recording
-2GB micro SD card (preinstalled)
-600MHz processor
-voice recognition
-slide out QWERTY keys
-Micro USB port

The phone’s battery will get up to five hours of talk time, and be offered for $70 on contract

AT and amp;T Announced Officially Allowing Third-Party Applications

It looks like AT&T is finally starting to get with the program, in March AT&T announced that they “intend to provide AT&T Android customers access to the Amazon Appstore” which requires third-party application installation. To back up that statement, AT&T released information to the AT&T Developer Program which briefly detailed the company’s new outlook on the settings:

“Future Android devices (starting with the Samsung Infuse 4G) will come with the option that will allow users to change their settings in order to access content from third party application stores.”

They also plan on releasing OTA updates to modern phones (Inspire 4G, Aria, and Samsung captivate) that currently do not natively support third-party applications. This is good news for AT&T customers for the future, although with all the “One-Click” programs for Windows computers making it easy to sideload, this will still save a reasonable amount of time for the development community.

Source: AndroidCentral

Samsung Infuse 4G Allows Applications From Unknown Sources?

Since the release of the Android phone on their network, AT&T has kept a tight leash on the user’s ability to natively install third party applications. These non-Market applications let users install beta software or applications downloaded offline onto their device. For “Security Reasons, and users personal safety” AT&T has kept this option grayed out or turned off for the most part. A photo released from AndroidCommunity.com on May 5th reveals some exciting information leading us to believe the Infuse 4G from Samsung has the ability to install third party applications from the start. Although the ability to install these third party applications leads to piracy, many users use it with a legitimate purpose to download and install applications like the Amazon Appstore, or carrier blocked applications (such as the tethering apps now removed off the market.) Hopefully Samsung and AT&T will keep this option unlocked on future releases; after all, the Android users are going to do it whether or not the carrier has the option available. If you would like to know more about the Infuse, you can take a look at Samsung’s mobile device website and see for yourself.

AT and amp;T Announces New Android Smartphones

At&t took the opportunity to reveal their plans for some new Android powered phones during the announcement of their Infuse 4G release date and price.

At&t will be focusing on sliders, large screens, touch screens, and keyboards.

According to Jeff Bradley, senior vp of of mobile devices for At&t, we’ll see a slider from Pantech in early June.

“[Its a] cool little device; it looks a little like a [Casio] G-Shock … a little bit more outdoors, and it’s more durable than a classic side-slider,” Bradley said.

There aren’t any further details or hints, so we’ll have to be patient.

PC Mag

AT and amp;T Motorola Atrix Rolls Out OTA Update (4.1.57)

Motorola Atrix owners with AT&T should have received an interesting notification this morning indicating that a critical software update was now available for grabs. This new version (4.1.57) is roughly 17MB in size and can be download OTA, which makes it pretty easy to grab and go- so long as you’re on a WiFi network.

New Improvements with this update include:

  • Screen Display will turn off automatically now while charging directly on wall charger
  • Phone stability Improved stability resulting in fewer occurrences of touch unresponsiveness and/or programs quitting unexpectedly.
  • Car dock Improved performance of car dock and 3.5mm jack
  • Fingerprint reader Improved fingerprint reader performance
  • Battery Improved battery performance for longer battery life
  • Improved multimedia experience with Bluetooth devices as well as the ability to use phone with additional headsets

So if you haven’t done so already, tap on your settings and check for a software update if you did not see the auto-notification. It’s a fairly quick update only taking at most 10 minutes including a reboot.

[VIA] AndroidCommunity

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Amazon App Store Launches Leaving AT and amp;T Users Waiting


The Amazon App Store has finally launched for Android, bringing over 3,800 apps to its users. One of the most popular titles that is featured on the Amazon App Store is Angry Birds Rio. Unfortunately, the exclusivity of the newest Angry Birds along with all the other apps featured on the Amazon App Store won’t be available to just any Android device. AT&T users are currently blocked from downloading the Amazon App Store, since it’s considered a non-market application from an unknown source. While a good portion of Androids have the option of disabling this feature, AT&T Androids do not.

On a lighter note, Amazon and AT&T are working hard to get the issue resolved, however there is still no estimated time frame on when we can expect to have access. Meanwhile, for everyone else that wants to grab the Amazon App Store, just visit there website and get started!

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AT and amp;T WIN: Customers Can Call/Text Japanese Residents for Free

With the overall devastation that’s been going on over in Japan after the enormous 8.9 earthquake followed by a monstrous tsunami and near nuclear meltdowns, Japanese residents need all the comfort and relief that they can get at this point. Thankfully AT&T has stepped up to the plate and made all calls to Japan free of charge until April. Although such a simple donation, there are countless Japanese-Americans living here in the States that still have loved ones back home. Communicating with them is absolutely vital at this grim point in time.

From all of us here at DroidNerds, our best wishes go out to all those who have been affected by this catastrophic disaster over and Japan, and we keep our fingers crossed that conditions will improve for the better much sooner than later. PR Below.

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[LEFT]AT&T Offers Wireless, Wireline Billing Relief for Consumers Calling and Texting Family, Friends in Japan

DALLAS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* today announced it has implemented international calling and texting support efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline consumers trying to connect with loved ones in Japan, following last week’s tragic earthquake and tsunami.Effective beginning last week, March 11, and continuing through March 31, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for:

  • International long distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to Japan
  • Text messages to Japan, originated from a U.S. wireless number

In addition, and also effective March 11 through March 31, residential wireline customers can seek credits for up to 60 minutes of direct dial calling to Japan:

  • Upon receiving their wireline bill, customers may call AT&T to receive adjusted calling for up to 60 minutes. In other words, no charges for up to 60 minutes of call time from the United States to Japan between March 11 and March 31.

For any of the above activity, customers will either see no charges reflected on their monthly statement, or they will see a full credit applied to their statement for activity between March 11 and March 31.
“We want to help our customers connect with loved ones in Japan in anyway we can,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Voice and Data Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Connecting with family and friends is most important at times like this- we want to make it as easy and worry free as possible for our customers.”
Still available, AT&T wireless customers can text “redcross” to 90999 to give a $10 donation to help the Red Cross with disaster support efforts in the area. No text message fees apply.
And, TV Japan – the 24 hour Japanese news channel – is available for free through March 17 to all U-verse® TV subscribers, allowing viewers to follow the news and recovery efforts. TV Japan can be found on channel 3680.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.





[VIA] Engadget

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Motorola Atrix 4G Now Available for $129.99 from Amazon

Just when we thought that the Motorola Atrix 4G couldn’t get any better in price, Amazon comes along and surprises us all. Now beating Radio Shack’s already low price of $149.99, the Atrix 4G is available through Amazon for $129.99 with a standard 2-year contract. Hopefully, anyone who purchased the Atrix 4G for the full $199, or $499.99 price isn’t too upset after seeing it dropped this low in price. But I must admit, this is just another reason for anyone on AT&T to drop their iPhone’s and get the “World’s Most Powerful Smartphone!”


[VIA] IntoMobile

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