AT&T promises biggest launch for Lumia 900 ever
Jeff Bradley of AT&T promises that the launch for the Lumia 900 will be a “notch above anything we’ve ever done,” which includes the iPhone launch. According to CNET, AT&T along with Nokia will be pulling out all the stops when they launch the Lumia 900 next month. The resources needed for a launch of that magnitude just go to show the importance for the device to be a success in the U.S as some might say it is the perfect chance after a truly turbulent year in the smartphone world.
For potential customers, the launch will take place on April 8. AT&T and Nokia are preparing for a huge television marketing campaign in order to raise awareness of the device. Both companies have spent a lot of time training and equipping staff with the Nokia flagship device. To stress that the phone really deserved the amount of support that it is being given, Bradley says that it will launch with a number of accessories. Before you walk into a store, you will know that the Lumia 900 is our “hero phone”.
The campaign is like to last 6-8 weeks and as Chris Weber who is President of Nokia’s North America business says, “To re-enter the U.S market, we know we have to be aggressive.” While there is no mention of how much of a subsidy was given for the device, a $99 flagship device certainly depicts aggression in the current smartphone market. Are you excited about the Lumia 900? Let us know if you will be planning to get it as soon as it lands with a comment below.
AT&T Offers ZTE Zmax 2
Now here is a handset from the folks over at ZTE which intends to provide a sense of continuity, although this time around you will not be able to pick up the Zmax 2 from T-Mobile, as ZTE has decided on AT&T to be their US partner and mobile carrier for their latest phone. In fact, this device falls under the mid-range segment of things, where it will just cost $149.99 unlocked, now how about that for affordability?
That kind of pricing would see you end up with a 5.5” 720p touchscreen display, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus Audio, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice. [Press Release]
ASUS Zenfone 2E Becomes AT&T Exclusive
You can be forgiven for being confused about ASUS’ Zenfone 2 range to date, and here is yet another model that will add to the brouhaha. I am referring to the ASUS Zenfone 2E, where it has just been announced to be an AT&T exclusive, where you can pick one up for just $119.99 without any contract, and it is also offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid brand.
At that price point, you would get a 5” 720p IPS touchscreen display in return, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 2,500 mAh battery, a dual-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop running underneath Asus’ own ZenUI. Opt from either black or white shades.
AT&T To Deliver LG Watch Urbane In Silver
If you have been hankering after the LG Watch Urbane for the longest time, while being an AT&T subscriber, then here is good news for you. This particular timepiece can be picked up for $349 a pop from AT&T, where it will arrive in a shade of silver to boot. This timepiece will run on Android Wear and is compatible with any smartphone that has Android 4.3 or higher as the mobile operating system of choice.
It is best to use the LG Watch Urbane within the confines of a Wi-Fi network all the time, along with your smartphone, so that you can keep track of notifications, send messages and make use of your Android Wear compatible apps at all times. Sporting a 1.3” circle P-OLED display, the Watch Urbane comes with replaceable 22mm stitched leather straps for more flexible fashion choices, while the integrated PPG Sensor (average pace, speed, heart rate, and distance) ought to keep fitness buffs happy, with a 410 mAh (non-removable) battery that has an all-day battery life. [Press Release]