AT&T to Start Selling Business iPads Directly

While Verizon will start to sell iPads directly to consumers shortly, AT&T Inc. said today they will start selling the Apple iPad direct to businesses through the corporate customer unit.

All three iPad WiFi and 3G models will be directly for sale to business customers as well as postpaid mobile broadband price plans for the iPad through business account representatives beginning October 28th. This new offer is available for customers whose AT&T wireless bills are paid for by their employer.

This announcement shows that Apple is increasing the number of places to sell the incredibly popular iPad including even Walmart.

iPhone 4 Pre-Order Sold Out!

iPhone 4 SOLD OUT
It’s official (according to BGR and Engadget), the iPhone 4 pre-orders have been completely sold out and anyone who was actually able to place an order after 1:30p Pacific will get their iPhone between June 25th and July 5th. If you were unable to pre-order, you still might be able to walk in on launch day without a pre-order and get one of the unallocated units… good luck if you try!

Engadget was able to obtain the following confirmation from AT&T:

“Because of the incredible interest in iPhone 4, today was the busiest online sales day in AT&T history. As of Tuesday afternoon, customers who preorder iPhone 4 moving forward will receive their device on June 25 or later, depending on when the order is placed. We’ll email customers with confirmation once their order is placed, and again when it ships. In addition, we will have devices available on a first-come, first-serve basis in our stores beginning on June 24.”

AT&T Fail… again

AT&T Fail Ordering through the AT&T site is down, must be June and time to pre-order the new iPhone… You’d think AT&T would have learned their lesson by now.

AT&T has failed again under the demand for pre-orders of the iPhone 4. Gadget blogs throughout the blog-iverse are reporting that the connections to AT&T have been failing since this morning. Most people see the error included in the image above (taken during my attempts this morning), “Your session expired”, “Your request couldn’t be processed” or simply “Processing information.”

AT&T drops more than other providers

Gizmodo reports that while AT&T has actually improved performance around dropped calls lately, a survey from ChangeWave Research reports that 4.5% of calls placed on the AT&T mobile network are dropped which is three times as many as Verizon users.

AT&T and T-Mobile each share only a 23% customer approval rating which provides a good correlation with dropped calls.

Source: Gizmodo

Vizit photo frame connects directly to cell network, pulls photos down from secure website

isabella vizit photo frameNetwork-connected photo frames are nothing new, but this new one called the Vizit from Isabella has some cool new features. It hooks up directly to AT&T’s cellular network, and you can ‘send’ photos to it via e-mail, SMS text messages, Flickr, and Web browser.

What it does it pulls photos down from the site where you set up an account ($5.99/mo) that gets tied to the frame you have. You can allow people to send photos to your account, where they are stored by Vizit. A useful application of this model is to give a frame to your non-tech-savvy family members and you can control their frame and what photos they see. Think: great for surprising them with the latest baby pictures.

The frame itself is a 10.4″ LCD-backlit touchscreen with a 800×600 resolution, and also has USB 2.0 and SD Card slots. It also comes in a variety of colors and finishes.

As much as I love the idea of hooking it up directly via a cellular network, I’d still like to see it come with an Ethernet jack.

Buy now!
More info from the manufacturer
Price: $279.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Motorola Backflip, Android phone comes to AT&T

Well the iPhone honeymoon at AT&T may be over, what with Android handsets coming to the network. The first one is here, the Motorola Backflip and like its name, it has a hinged design that lets the keyboard float below the screen or even to rotate all the way around.

Here are the big points:

  • 3G
  • 3.1″ touchscreen
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS
  • WiFi
  • 5 Megapixel camera
  • micro-SD card slot
  • up to 6hrs of talk time, 13.5 days of standby time

You can get the phone with a service plan for next to nothing, or buy it outright for $350 at places like Amazon.

Buy now!
Price: $349.99 (without contract)
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

CES 2010: AT&T Launching 5 Android Smartphones in 1st Half of 2010

androidat&t logoAT&T announced that it plans to launch 5 new Android smartphones in the 1st half of this year (2010) [press release]. The phones will be from HTC, Motorola and Dell. Yes, Dell.

What does this say about AT&T relationship with Apple and its iPhone? Perhaps nothing, but perhaps that the honeymoon is over and Apple may really be taking its iPhone to other networks as well.

CES 2010: Dell Mini 3 Smartphone Will Run on AT&T

dell mini 3 android smartphoneDell is following through with their earlier announcement of an Android handset, and will be joining the ranks of the other AT&T Android smartphones.

The Dell Mini 3 smartphone [press release] is an iPhone/Droid/Nexus styled touchscreen phone that sports a 3.5″ 540×360 display, 3 Megapixel camera with flash, microSD slot, GPS and Bluetooth.

Expect availability in the 1st half of 2010.

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