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Unboxing Live 107: HTC 8X Windows Phone

We got a look at the AT&T HTC 8X Windows Phone device, running Windows Phone 8, and we hit you with an unboxing of this smartphone in this episode. The 8X is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 8 device, sporting a 720p display with 1080p video recording from both the front and rear cameras. It's rare to get that high a recording resolution from a front camera, and is a nice touch that sets the 8X apart from other Windows Phone 8 devices from companies like Nokia and Samsung.

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Unboxing Live 106: BlackBerry Z10

We were able to get our hands on the new BlackBerry Z10, the new flagship smartphone that BlackBerry hopes will bring it out of the ashes and back to prominence in the mobile handset world, a few days early and put together this unboxing and setup video. The Z10 sports a 4.2-inch display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 4G LTE on the carriers, and sells for $199. We give you a look inside the box, while also giving you a look at the setup process of BlackBerry 10.

Bleeding Edge TV 401: Apple iPhone 4S speed test - AT&T vs. Verizon

In this episode we compare the data speeds of the iPhone 4S, looking at Verizon and AT&T. As has been mentioned by Apple, the GSM version of the iPhone 4S supports the faster 14.4Mbps speeds that AT&T refers to as 4G (not to be confused with 4G LTE, as confusing as that may be.) The Verizon (and Sprint) model of the iPhone 4S doesn't support the faster speeds on those CDMA networks. We also compare the speed using the AT&T Microcell as well, which is a device you can buy from AT&T if you don't get great coverage in your home or workplace to boost your signal strength.

Be sure to also check out our iPhone 4S review, iPhone 4S unboxing gallery, and iPhone 4S video review.

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AT&T Pulls Plug on Tiger Woods Sponsorship

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Sports,

Tiger WoodsAT&T has joined a long line of sponsors who no longer desire the endorsement of .

Accenture and Gillette, two of the golfer’s biggest sponsors, also pulled their support in the wake of the media firestorm that currently surrounds Woods.

AT&T hasn’t offered an official statement regarding why they decided to ditch the golf star…but the truth is, they don’t really need to.

Read More | E! Online

AT&T To Upgrade to HSPA 7.2 Soon

HSPA Express CardAT&T has announced that they are upgrading their HSPA 7.2Mbps speed to their wireless network later this year, making it compatible with new smartphones and laptop express cards that will also be released around the same time. The company says that the upgrade will allow the faster access before the LTE networks merge in 2011 or 2012. They will be adopting LTE as part of the Generation Partnership Project, a collaboration of equipment makers and carriers along with Verizon Wireless and many global GSM carriers.

Read More | Phone Scoop

AT&T Responds to American Idol Voting Controversy

American IdolAs , reports have surfaced that one of American Idol’s biggest sponsors, AT&T, might have influenced the surprising conclusion of season 8.

According to the New York Times, AT&T reps were present at Kris Allen parties during the final voting night of . Allegedly, employees of the company not only provided free text-messaging to party-goers but also showed them how to power text. This method of texting allows voters to send out multiple votes simultaneously, using only a single button. Technically, power texting is against the Idol voting rules.

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Read More | E! Online

American Idol: Voting Scandal?

Kris Allen

According to the New York Times, AT&T became a big part of several Kris Allen parties during last week’s finale. Their reports suggest marked voter influencing and support for that camp.

Allegedly, AT&T representatives not only provided free text-messaging services to Allen party attendees, but also taught texters how to power-text. This method of texting allows users to send many messages at once, with a single button. This could make it easier to send out many more votes in favor of one Idol contestant.

In case you somehow missed it, AT&T is a huge American Idol sponsor.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

Microsoft Adds Partners to Windows Marketplace

AT&T logoAt the CTIA wireless show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft announced new software partners for its Windows Marketplace. Pandora, Electronic Arts and Facebook have joined the team that already includes Gameloft, Accuweather.com and MySpace. All told, the company expects more of its 20,000 mobile partners to offer software when it launches later this year. Apps will work on phones with Windows Mobile 6.5, also due out towards the end of the year.

Read More | eWeek

Call Collect With AT&T

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News,

Phone BoothYou certainly know that the days of the pay phone booth are over when you hear news like this. AT&T has a new service that allows its customers to call collect to cell phones. This is possible through a teaming with 3Cinteractive’s Text Collect, which gives access to the network for alternately billed calls. With AT&T Collect to Wireless, you simply dial 1-800-CALL-ATT (1-800-225-5288,) enter the 10 digit number and your name. That allows up to 20 minutes of talk time for $9.99. Users also have the ability to opt out of receiving them.

Read More | Mobile Burn

AT&T CruiseCast to Include Satellite Stations

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Music, Transportation,

CruiseCastNow you can watch 22 TV and 20 radio satellite channels in your car with AT&T CruiseCast. Watch or listen to kids, entertainment, documentary, music, comedy, news and sports channels. Working with RaySat, the system features a receiver and compact antenna for trucks, cars and SUVs that they claim overcomes out-of-sight obstacles like tunnels or trees. CruiseCast works with any existing rear seat entertainment system and will be available this spring for $1,299.00 plus ~$28.00 monthly subscription fee.

Read More | CruiseCast