AT&T has announced the pending launch of a new product that helps parents keep their kids safe when they can't be with their children. The product is called the Amber Alert GPS device and will be available via AT&T for $129.99. The Amber Alert GPS is a communication and location device that will be available starting November 22.
Nokia confirmed the Lumia 2520 tablet with Windows RT last month. At the time they offered details on the tablet itself as well as the price. We were expecting Nokia to release this in the US sometime soon, and it looks like those details have just been made official. The Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet is coming to AT&T on November 22nd.
Coming off a rather long testing phase, Isis Mobile Wallet has launched nationwide today. The digital wallet service is arriving with support from three of the big four US carriers and basically means users will be able to make mobile payments with their NFC-equipped smartphone. The catch of course, having a supported device and finding a location that will accept mobile payments.
Late last month we mentioned that the Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone would be an AT&T exclusive in the US. One of the things we didn't know was exactly when pre-orders would kick off for the device in the US. Nokia has announced that pre-orders for the Lumia 1520 began as of yesterday.
AT&T has been working to expand its coverage map, something that will grow over the course of 2014 due to a finalized acquisition of Alltel's assets. Following this, the carrier has announced an expansion to its 4G LTE network in particular into fourteen new regions, some of which are fairly small mid-western locations.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is arriving on the 8th of November at AT&T, joining the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Camera from 2012 with 4G LTE. This device takes many of the newest Samsung Galaxy S 4 features and shrinks them down to a handheld size with a massive camera at its back, ready to take on the Samsung Galaxy Camera in a shoot-out for your pocket. Each has its own positive qualities - and they're definitely not completely evenly matched.
AT&T announced back in July they were moving forward to acquire Leap Wireless. This could bring Cricket Wireless under the AT&T wing and the purchase price was said to be more than $1 billion. Specifically, $1.19 billion. But while the plans were spelled out, that didn't mean the deal was finalized.
AT&T has announced a new special offer for the holiday season for shoppers looking for a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone. The offers were available starting yesterday and one will see buyers get a free seven-inch Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet with the purchase of a qualifying Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Customers will need to sign up for a new two-year contract for the qualifying smartphones.
The NSA has received a lot of backlash for its various spying activities, but it isn't the only entity that is paying for its activities. AT&T, which has long been interested in buying a wireless company in Europe, has received substantial resistance, with it being made known that any purchase that takes place will "face intense scrutiny."