We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and thank all the brave men and women who serve our county. We are truly grateful for your service!
We will be closed this Monday, May 30th, for Memorial Day.
MyWireless.org want to know what wireless means to you. From now until June 16th, enter the MyWireless.org Facebook Consumer Contest for a chance to win $250 by writing a Wi-ku about "What Wireless Means to Me".
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DISH Network has launched Veria in high-definition (“HD”) at no charge with their “HD Free for Life” packages (America’s Top 250 and higher programming packages).
Veria is dedicated solely to living well, naturally. This 24/7 network features original, top notch programming, that's informative and entertaining. Additionally, every evening viewers can enjoy a classic film comedy.
Call or visit One-Stop by June 30, 2011 to find out how you can get the NFL Sunday ticket from DIRECTV at no extra charge and your name will be entered in a random drawing for a $100 Sheetz gift card.
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DIRECTV, in partnership with ESPN and Tennis Channel, brings you unprecedented coverage of the French Open. From May 22nd to 30th, enjoy eight channels (701-707) of coverage, including exclusive live coverage of the outer-court and early-round matches. Plus, see up to six matches at the same time on the Mix Channel. And it's all in HD!
AT&T has sent out a notice to developers that states Android users will be able to download apps from third-party application developers, including application store like Amazon's Application Store for Android.
The new Samsung Infuse 4G will be the first Android devices to ship with the option for users to enable the downloading of third-party apps.
"Over the next few weeks, we will also roll out this capability to existing devices in our base for which an upgrade is possible. Users will not need to take any action as their phone will receive the update automatically," read the statement.
The process called "sideloading" would allow Android users to load third-party apps prior to this change, but it was not easy. The inability for AT&T users to download apps from third-party sources has been a point of contention with Android users on AT&T's network for some time now and appeared to come to a head in March when Amazon launched its application store.
The new functionality will come in the form of a firmware update. A spokesman for AT&T confirmed that users will not need to take any action as their phone will receive the update automatically.
The update provides the option for users to go into settings and allow third-party applications; if they do not change this feature, they will not be at risk from malicious third-party apps, according to a spokesman.
Research completed by American Roamer show that AT&T Mobility is far and away the leader when it comes to the rollout of a 4G-branded radio access network for wireless internet access. American Roamer's maps show that AT&T's HSPA+ network covers a much greater area than T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, Verizon Wireless' LTE network or Clearwire's WiMAX network.
Check out the maps and the special report at Fierce Wireless.
DIRECTV has launched it's search for the Ultimate Movie Fan. Movie fans across the country will have the chance to be crowned the first "Ultimate Movie Fan" by DIRECTV. The grand-prize package includes a trip to the "2012 MTV Movie Awards."
To enter, contestants will submit a short video about their favorite "2011 MTV Movie Awards"-nominated film and why they deserve to be crowned the first DIRECTV CINEMA ULTIMATE MOVIE FAN.
For more information or to enter visit www.ultimatemoviefan.com.
Source: DIRECTV Press Release
AT&T and Samsung announced the upcoming launch of the Infuse 4G. This new Android smartphone sports a beautiful 4.5 inch, but will be the nation's thinnest 4G smartphone.
For those Anger Bird fans it will come preloaded with an exclusive version of the game with hidden levels.
This phone will sell for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement.
Press Release from Samsung:
DALLAS, May 5, 2011 — AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Infuse™ 4G.
• Exclusive to AT&T customers, the Samsung Infuse 4G will be the nation’s thinnest 4G smartphone at 8.99mm at its thinnest.
• Delivers the largest display in AT&T’s smartphone portfolio with a brilliant 4.5-inch screen featuring next-generation Super AMOLED™ Plus technology.
• Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and the Android™ 2.2 platform, the Samsung Infuse 4G also boasts an 8-megapixel camera, and a $25 credit to download movie content from Samsung Media Hub.
• Pre-loaded version of Angry Birds features an exclusive hidden level for Infuse 4G customers.
• Samsung Infuse 4G will be available in AT&T company-owned stores and online at www.wireless.att.com on May 15 and will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and no mail-in rebate. (Minimum $15 data plan required)
The Samsung Infuse 4G will be the thinnest 4G smartphone available in the U.S. and will feature the largest screen -- at 4.5 inches -- in AT&T’s smartphone lineup, and the largest touch screen on any Samsung phone. Powered by a 1.2 GHz application processor and running the Android 2.2 platform, the device delivers a brilliant display using Samsung’s next-generation Super AMOLED™ Plus technology which features 50 percent more sub-pixels for better contrast. The display also offers unmatched outdoor viewing quality, even in the brightest sunlight.
With the Infuse 4G, Samsung and AT&T are raising the stakes on pre-loaded content that is not available on any other device. In collaboration with Rovio, the Infuse 4G will feature a special edition of Angry Birds pre-loaded on the smartphone. Players can unlock a special “Golden Egg” level of the game, and once the special level is completed, users can register to win Samsung prizes exclusive to Infuse 4G users.**
The smartphone also includes an 8-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and flash that shoots HD video with incredible detail. A front facing camera is perfect for self portraits or video chat. Customers can also watch hit movies and TV shows from preloaded apps like Samsung Media Hub, U-verse Mobile and U-verse Live TV.
The first 500,000 Infuse 4G units sold will include a $25 voucher for consumers to get started on downloading content from Media Hub. With Media Hub’s progressive downloading feature, users can start watching their content almost immediately as the rest of the file downloads to the Infuse 4G. Plus, all Media Hub content can be shared among five Media Hub-enabled devices on the same account. The Infuse 4G also comes with a 2GB microSD card with preloaded trailers for upcoming summer movies.
Compatible with the Infuse 4G and other devices on the Android 2.2 platform or better, AT&T has also launched a new, fun app called JustUs. The app combines both social media and text activity from five favorite contacts into an animated wallpaper, keeping users better connected with those that matter most. Customers can download the app for free in Android Market today.
“The 4.5-inch screen on Infuse 4G is enhanced further with Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus technology. Colors are rich and bright, even while outdoors in sunlight,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “When you juxtapose that with the fact that it’s the thinnest 4G smartphone out there today, it’s an incredibly compelling choice for our customers.”
“When you combine the powerful 1.2 GHz application processor with AT&T’s advanced 4G network, this device will truly be the fastest smartphone Samsung has ever created with AT&T,” said Omar Khan, chief technology officer & chief product officer for Samsung Mobile. “The Infuse 4G is our latest example of Samsung’s global leadership in Android platform smartphones. With every Android smartphone that we launch, we’re bringing something new and exciting to the market.”
AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to introducing 20 4G devices and 12 additional Android devices by the end of the year. Samsung Infuse 4G will be one of several new 4G devices that have been offered to AT&T customers in the first half of 2011.
Samsung Infuse 4G Accessories
To prepare for the arrival of the Samsung Infuse 4G in AT&T stores, the company has prepared a robust lineup of 14 fashionable and functional accessories including multiple case options, a vehicle mount and desk mount.
• Android™ 2.2 platform
• 4G: HSDPA CAT 14 and HSUPA CAT 6
• 8.9 mm to 9.24mm thin
• UMTS 850/1900/2100
• GSM 850/900/1800/1900
• 1.2 GHz processor
• 4.5-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus screen
• 8-megapixel camera with HD 720p video camera and 1.3-megapixel front facing camera
• Virtual QWERTY keyboard
• Expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD card
• Text/Picture and Video Messaging support
• Samsung Media Hub, U-verse Mobile, U-verse Live TV, and Angry Birds