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Dallas – AT&T announced Nov. 22 availability and a $129 price point for Amber Alert GPS, a communications and tracking device that parents would use to keep track of their kids.
The carrier is offering the device only through its web store at ATT.com and through its flagship Michigan Avenue store in Chicago. A spokesperson declined to say whether distribution would be expanded at a later date.
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Dallas – AT&T said Nokia’s first Windows tablet, the 10.1-inch Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT 8.1 will be available in black in all AT&T channels beginning Nov. 22 for $399 with a two-year contract.
Dallas – AT&T’s first Windows Phone phablet will be priced at $199 and will available on Nov. 22.
The 4G LTE Nokia Lumia 1520 features 6-inch 1080p display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 20-megapixel camera, and the latest version of the Windows Phone OS, called 8.1.
Dallas – Cameras and GPS were the focus of twin wireless announcements by AT&T, which will become the first U.S. carrier to offer the first smartphone with 10x optical zoom.
The carrier also announced plans for a second GPS device that tracks kids’ whereabouts.
San Diego — Leap Wireless stockholders approved the company’s purchase by AT&T.
More than 99 percent of the votes cast at a stockholder meeting Wednesday approved of the merger, which is awaiting clearance by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice.
Dallas — The Ativ S Neo smartphone will be Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone for the AT&T network when it becomes available Nov. 8 at $99 with two-year contract or $21/month under AT&T’s Next frequent-upgrade program.
The LTE-equipped ATIV S Neo was launched by Sprint in August by Sprint.
Dallas – AT&T’s wireless operating income rose 3.4 percent in the third quarter to $4.6 billion on a 5.1 percent gain in operating revenues to $17.5 billion.
The wireless operating margin slipped to 26.4 percent from the year-ago 26.9 percent because of the cost to build out the LTE network and record smartphone sales, which are heavily subsidized.
San Diego — Leap Wireless pushed back a shareholder vote on its acquisition by AT&T from this Thursday to Oct. 30.
The no-contract carrier said the adjournment would give it time to file amendments to its Form 10-K for the year, ended Dec. 31, 2012, and its 10-Qs for the quarters, ended March 31 and June 30, 2013. The carrier said the changes would address “a classification error in the presentation of certain capital expenditures in the consolidated statements of cash flows.”
Dallas – Leap shareholders will vote Thursday on AT&T’s proposed purchase of regional no-contract carrier Leap Wireless.
If the deal goes through AT&T will retire its fledgling Aio Wireless no-contract brand, AT&T said in FCC filings.
“After the transaction's close, AT&T intends to combine the nascent operations of Aio with Leap's existing operations under the Cricket brand name," AT&T said in an August 7 filing.
Dallas – AT&T U-Verse subscribers can now stream live TV to their Android smartphones and tablets via a new app, AT&T announced.
The company also began today to stream live TV to its uverse.com web site for its subscribers.
The announcement follows an Oct. 7 launch of an iPhone app to stream live U-Verse programming and the Sept. 30 launch of an iPad app to stream live TV.