Update: Mere hours after we posted this blog entry, we got the news that Cingular/AT&T has pulled down the LG CU500V from its site. So either someone jumped the gun and listed it early, or the site is experiencing some technical difficulties. Plus, it looks like the Nokia N75 is suffering from the same launch fake-out. What's up, AT&T? The following is the original blog entry prior to the take down:
Well, I'll be darned, look who finally showed up on Cingular/AT&T's doorstep: the Nokia N75. After months and months (and months) of waiting, the music-centric, 3G-loving N75 appeared on the carrier's Web site today and with very little fanfare might we add. This is just a bit curious seeing as how much hype and interest the smart phone got prelaunch, and also a bit peculiar since it seems the N75's product page is now gone from the Cingular Web site. We know it wasn't just wishful thinking on our part, because we … Read more
AT&T CEO Edward Whitacre has announced his retirement after 43 years at the company. The retirement will be effective on June 3, according to a brief statement provided to CNET News.com by AT&T spokesman Michael Coe.
Whitacre will be replaced by Randall Stephenson, who currently serves as the company's chief operating officer.
AT&T Wireless is also offering a package that includes the unlimited messaging along with unlimited Media Net and Cingular Video. That bundle will run about $40 per month.
AT&T is offering reduced-rate international data plans for those that simply need to connect to the Internet from anywhere in the world.
The new Global Smartphone and PDA plans range from $44.99 to $69.99 a month and include 20 megabytes in nearly 30 countries. (A nonglobal plan would cost close to $400 for 20MB of international data usage).
While the plans were previously available only on the BlackBerry and PC cards, they will now apply to its entire stock of business devices. This includes the BlackJack, the Cingular 3125, the Cingular 8525, and all the Palm … Read more
Yes, we know Apple will launch the iPhone in June but it's still up in the air exactly when in June that will be. Though we've made previous guesses that the unveiling could be June 11 or June 15 (both dates are during Apple's WWDC) the company as of this week still hasn't confirmed the iPhone's birthday. In a statement related to the Leopard delay, Apple made references to late June only. "iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned," … Read more
Look out! AT&T/Cingular is painting the town red as they officially introduced the red RIM BlackBerry Pearl and the crimson Palm Treo 680 today. The Pearl will sport a dark ruby red casing, rather than the blinding hue we had feared earlier. It'll also be the first phone to sport the new AT&T branding. Aside from the cosmetic changes, the blushing smart phone keeps all the features of the original BlackBerry Pearl, including push e-mail, multimedia functions, and push-to-talk capabilities. The red Pearl is available starting today; prices start at $199.99 with a … Read more
Seriously, is it me or is Cingular/AT&T getting the lion's share of smart phones these days? It's already got the BlackBerry 8800, the Samsung BlackJack, and the Cingular 8525 in its lineup. Could the Motorola Q q9 be next? We're a bit suspicious of this image of an AT&T-branded q9, but as a quadband, HSDPA device, it's not too much of a stretch to say it'll land at Cingular.
Because we're not huge fans of the blinding color, how about you? All right, poets we are not and this isn't the real BlackBerry Pearl Red (just a mock-up). But, according to the latest report from Engadget Mobile, such a device appears to be Cingular-bound. Perhaps taking a page from the LG Chocolate and all of its colored variations, RIM seems to be trying to get the most out of its popular messaging device with minimal effort; the BlackBerry Pearl is already available in black and white. No official word on availability and pricing, though we figure (or … Read more