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AT&T decision to drop Huawei Mate 10 Pro reportedly made under pressure from US Congress

17 Jan

According to a report by Reuters AT&T’s decision to not sell the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, currently one of the best camera smartphones, in the US might have been made under pressure from the US Congress.

According to the report, lawmakers did pressure the communications company to drop its plans to offer Huawei’s devices to customers. AT&T is also being urged by Senators and House members to put an end to its collaboration with the Chinese manufacturer on standards for its 5G network.

The report claims that companies are being told that doing business with Huawei, China Mobile and other Chinese companies could reduce the chances of procuring government contracts. “The next wave of wireless communication has enormous economic and national security implications,” said Michael Wessel of a US-Chain security review commission. “China’s participation in setting the standards and selling the equipment raises many national security issues that demand strict and prompt attention.”

According to US intelligence information, Huawei has shared sensitive information with the Chinese government

In addition, Congress has proposed a bill that would prevent any government agencies from working with the Chinese company. The proposal says that, according to US intelligence information, Huawei has shared sensitive information with the Chinese government, and that Chinese security agencies can make use of Huawei equipment to spy on US businesses.

As one would expect, Huawei insists that its technology does not come with any built-in tools for access to US communications infrastructure. The company also told Reuters that its equipment is used by 45 of the world’s top 50 carriers, for all of whom security is a priority.

The good news is that If you are based in the US and did like the Mate 10 Pro’s camera performance in our full review, you’ll still be able to purchase the device, just not through a carrier. Instead you can buy the unlocked version on Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
 

AT&T won’t sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US over political concerns

12 Jan

Chinese device manufacturer Huawei was widely expected to announce its first distribution partnership for a flagship smartphone in the US with carrier AT&T at CES this week. However, the carrier pulled out of the agreement at the last minute for reasons that are not entirely clear, though there is some interesting speculation.

According to a report by the New York Times, it appears Huawei’s strong ties with the Chinese government and a fear of espionage have played an important role in the decision. This means that Huawei yet again won’t have an opportunity to compete eye-to-eye with its main rivals Apple and Samsung in the US, as its flagship device Mate 10 Pro will only be available to buy online, through retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy.

If you live in the US and are not so concerned about Chinese espionage, the Mate 10 Pro is definitely worth a closer look. With a 6-inch 18:9 OLED screen, Kirin 970 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and its Leica-branded 12MP dual camera setup, it’s firmly placed in the high-end bracket of the market. That’s a lot smartphone for the $ 800 retail price.

Oh, and its camera is also one of the best among the current crop of flagship phones.

Articles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy Camera for $499

12 Nov

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US cellphone network AT&T will sell Samsung’s Galaxy Camera from November 16th at a price of $ 499. The Android 4.1 connected camera, which essentially adds a 21x zoom compact camera to a Galaxy SIII smartphone (with the omission of phone function), will cost the same amount with or without a data contract – rather than being subsidized by the carrier, as smartphones usually are. Anyone buying a Samsung smartphone at the same time can receive up to a $ 100 discount. The AT&T version of the camera will offer a HSPA+ connection, not the faster LTE system.

News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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AT&T announces Samsung Galaxy Camera for $499

12 Nov

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US cellphone network AT&T will sell Samsung’s Galaxy Camera from November 16th at a price of $ 499. The Android 4.1 connected camera, which essentially adds a 21x zoom compact camera to a Galaxy SIII smartphone (with the omission of phone function), will cost the same amount with or without a data contract – rather than being subsidized by the carrier, as smartphones usually are. Anyone buying a Samsung smartphone at the same time can receive up to a $ 100 discount. The AT&T version of the camera will offer a HSPA+ connection, not the faster LTE system.

News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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AT&T brings Samsung Galaxy Camera to USA, but at what cost?

16 Oct

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US mobile carrier AT&T has become the first network to announce that it will be offering Samsung’s Galaxy Camera – the first truly camera-like device to include a cellular data connection. The version being offered is being described as 4G but AT&T has confrimed it will use an HSPA+ connection, rather than the faster ‘LTE’ system that is more widely accepted as ‘4G.’ Prices and details of data plans are also unspecified at this point. (via Engadget)

News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

 
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LG Optimus 3D/ AT&T Thrill 4G Hands on @CTIA 2011| Booredatwork

07 Aug

twitter.com LG Optimus 3D otherwise known as the AT&T Thrill 4G, was on hand at CTIA wireless 2011. uses aa dual core dual channel OMAP 4 processor and two stereoscopic 5-megapixel cameras to record 3D photos and videos in full 720p HD resolution, 1GB rom and 4GB ram. Built in 8GB of built in storage The cool thing about the Optimus 3D is that you don’t need glasses to watch 3D video on the device. Also the device might be coming to T-mobile

 
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LG Thrill Hands On – 3D Superphone for AT&T!

14 Jun

LG Thrill Hands On – 3D Superphone for AT&T! For more tech reviews and news, check us out at: www.technobuffalo.com Follow Us on Twitter www.twitter.com Like Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com The LG Thrill is on its way to AT&T. I got a chance to spend a little bit of time with the phone last month in NYC, and last week the phone made another appearance at an AT&T event where Jon was able to get a video walkthrough of the handset’s features with an LG representative. The obvious biggest draw of the Thrill is going to be its 3D capabilities. The phone is able to capture 3D pictures and video and can also display 3D content glasses-free. LG has also partnered with YouTube 3D, allowing you to upload 3D video directly from the phone to YouTube to share with friends. Here’s a quick rundown of the specs, check out the video above for a walkthrough of the phone in action and tell us what you think in the comments below! LG Thrill Specs 4.3″ parallax-barrier LCD screen Android 2.2 (eventually upgradeable to 2.3) 1GHz dual-core/dual-channel processor 2 rear-facing 5-megapixel cameras for 3D video and photo capture 1080p 30fps 2D video capture 720p 24fps 3D video capture microSD, microSDHC expansion up to 32GB
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