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AT&T officials today launched free AT&T Wi-Fi service at Hunts Point Riverside Park with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the New York City Parks Department. Hunts Point Riverside Park is the third Bronx park to receive the service through the “Wi-Fi in the Parks” initiative; a collaboration between AT&T and the Bloomberg Administration to provide free Wi-Fi at 26 parks locations across the five boroughs. In addition to Wi-Fi, AT&T has made major investments in the Bronx wireless network over the past year, including the addition of LTE service and 239 network upgrades.

“AT&T is committed to providing Bronx residents and all New Yorkers creative ways to stay connected whether they’re at home, at work or in Hunts Point Riverside Park,” said Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T New York. “Through our continued efforts with the Wi-Fi in the Parks Initiative and our ongoing improvements to the network, Bronx residents now have even more ways to stay in touch with friends, families and co-workers.”

“I am excited about the continued growth of the ‘Wi-Fi in the Parks’ initiative in the Bronx, and I welcome the expansion of this program to Hunts Point Riverside Park,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “I want to thank AT&T for its continued commitment to the Bronx and for improving the experience of our park visitors, who for the past year have been taking advantage of free Wi-Fi service at Devoe Park and Joyce Kilmer Park, and will now continue to enjoy the advantages of staying connected at another park in our borough.”

“The launch of free Wi-Fi at Hunts Point Riverside Park gives Bronx residents another opportunity to take advantage of the borough’s beautiful parks,” said Bob Garafola, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. “We’re thrilled to work with AT&T to continue to connect New Yorkers in parks across all five boroughs.”

“I commend AT&T, the NYC Parks Department and the Bronx Borough President for working so diligently to improve access to not only beautiful, safe and enjoyable parks, but also for ensuring that like other communities, our residents can enjoy internet access through free Wi-Fi service while at Riverside Park,” said Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo. “It is imperative that we continue to enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors, and this initiative is a great step in that direction, facilitating web searches, online reading or allowing local schools to host outdoor classes, and much more.”

“I am proud to join the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., and AT&T to celebrate the continued growth of ‘Wi-Fi in the Parks’ in the Bronx,” said Sen. Gustavo Rivera. “Having access to wireless Internet is an important tool for Bronxites and has already enhanced the quality of life of my constituents, while also providing new activities and uses for city parks.”

In addition to launching LTE service in the Bronx, AT&T has made significant network upgrades in the borough, including a new cell site, two broadband speed upgrades, 124 capacity upgrades and 112 network connection upgrades.

Any Wi-Fi enabled smartphone and tablet user can connect to free AT&T Wi-Fi at many other park locations across all five boroughs including:

Herbert Von King Park
McCarren Park Field House
Pier 1 and Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Prospect Park Picnic House
Astoria Park
Tompkins Square Park
Marcus Garvey Park
Clove Lakes Park
Battery Bosque and Ferry Landing at Battery Park
Thomas Jefferson Park
Joyce Kilmer Park
Mineral Springs, Tavern on the Green, Rumsey Playfield and Central Park Zoo in Central Park
Devoe Park
Fort Greene Park
MacDonald Park
Rucker Park
Queens Zoo

© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

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May 23rd, 2012

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility


Posted by Devicer @ 12:12 pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (May 22, 2012) – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that the acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) has closed, with Google acquiring MMI for $40.00 per share in cash.

The acquisition will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem and will enhance competition in mobile computing. Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.

Sanjay Jha, who revived Motorola’s Mobile devices business and led the company through this acquisition, has stepped down as CEO, although he will continue to work with Google to help ensure a smooth transition.

Dennis Woodside, who has overseen integration planning for the acquisition and previously served as President of Google’s Americas region, has become CEO of Motorola Mobility.

Larry Page, CEO of Google, said, “I’m happy to announce the deal has closed. Motorola is a great American tech company, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation. It’s a great time to be in the mobile business, and I’m confident that the team at Motorola will be creating the next generation of mobile devices that will improve lives for years to come.

“Sanjay Jha, who was responsible for building the company and placing a big bet on Android, has stepped down as CEO. I would like to thank him for his efforts and am tremendously pleased that he will be working to ensure a smooth transition as long-time Googler Dennis Woodside takes over as CEO of Motorola Mobility.

“I’ve known Dennis for nearly a decade, and he’s been phenomenal at building teams and delivering on some of Google’s biggest bets. Dennis has always been a committed partner to our customers and I know he will be an outstanding leader of Motorola–and he’s already off to great start with some very strong new hires for the Motorola team.”

Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility, said: “Motorola literally invented the entire mobile industry with the first-ever commercial cell phone in 1983. Thirty years later, mobile devices are at the center of the computing revolution.

“Our aim is simple: to focus Motorola Mobility’s remarkable talent on fewer, bigger bets, and create wonderful devices that are used by people around the world.”

Dennis Woodside has hired a small number of leaders who will immediately join Motorola’s executive team, including Regina Dugan (former Director of DARPA), Mark Randall (former supply chain VP at Amazon and previously at Nokia), Vanessa Wittman (former CFO of Marsh & McLennan), Scott Sullivan (former head of HR at Visa and NVIDIA), and Gary Briggs (former Google VP of Consumer Marketing). In addition to these new leaders, many members of Motorola Mobility’s team will continue in their current roles: Iqbal Arshad (Product Development), Marshall Brown (Chief of Staff), Fei Liu (Mass Market Products), Dan Moloney (Home), Scott Offer (General Counsel), Mark Shockley (Sales), Mahesh Veerina (Software & Enterprise) and Jim Wicks (Consumer Experience Design).

Woodside added: “Motorola Mobility has many outstanding leaders, including people who were behind the original RAZR in 2004 and recent successes like the Droid and RAZR MAXX. Our colleagues joining the team come from varied backgrounds, from DARPA to Amazon and NVIDIA, but they all share a track record of leading innovation at speed, and a great deal of excitement about the mission ahead.”

About Dennis Woodside
Dennis Woodside oversaw Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility, and is former President of Google’s Americas region. He has worked with partners, governments and advertisers in more than 30 countries. Most recently, Dennis was responsible for Google’s Sales & Operations in the Americas. In the U.S. alone, Dennis and his team drove revenue from $10.8 billion to $17.5 billion in under three years. He also was the lead business partner for Google’s advertising product development team, helping launch new ad products globally. Dennis started his career at the company spearheading investment across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He was responsible for the overall go-to-market, product offering and acquisition strategies in these markets, which boasted a 20-fold increase during his tenure. Revenues grew to over $2 billion.

About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by phrases such as Google or its management “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “foresees,” “forecasts,” “estimates” or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements herein that describe the future impact of the Motorola Mobility acquisition, including its financial impact, and other statements of management’s beliefs, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. It is uncertain whether any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what impact they will have on Google’s results of operations, financial condition, or the price of its stock. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the ability of Google to successfully integrate Motorola’s operations, product lines and technology; the ability of Google to implement its plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to Motorola’s business and realize additional opportunities for growth and innovation; and the other risks and important factors contained and identified in Google’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Google does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Apr 25th, 2012

Google Drive


Posted by Devicer @ 09:48 am

Google is entering the shared drive market and will be competing with Dropbox and others. You will get 5GB for free and an option to extend your drive for 20, 50 and more GB.
google drive
Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just…there. Ready to go, ready to share.

Google Drive is available for:
*PC and Mac
*iPhone and iPad (coming soon)
*Android devices

There is a huge possibility that Google will attract the majority of android users comparing to the Dropbox.

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Apr 07th, 2012

SAMSUNG Expands Home Audio Business With New Premium Products


Posted by Devicer @ 07:52 pm

Samsung premium audioVacuum tube amplifiers deliver warm, natural sound

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., March 28, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., today announced the availability of new premium products incorporating vacuum tube amplifiers that offer rich, harmonious sound qualities. The Samsung DA-E750 Audio Dock (SRP: $799.99), Samsung HT-E6500W Blu-ray 3D 5.1 Home Theater System (SRP: $799.99) and Samsung HT-E6730W Blu-ray 3D 7.1 Home Theater System (SRP: $999.99) will be shipping this spring in the U.S. With these products, Samsung also underscores its commitment to extend its leadership in audio products with premium offerings.

New in 2012, Samsung’s patented vacuum tube amplifier technology allows audio enthusiasts to enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard. Vacuum tubes, which use a long-lasting heated cathode inside a glass bulb to amplify sound, offer a warmer, more natural sound compared to conventional audio systems utilizing transistors.

The vacuum tube is also combined with a digital amplifier, which delivers crystal clear sound and reduces unnecessary harsh sound distortions. By combining the best of both worlds in a compact form factor, Samsung has achieved a technology breakthrough that raises the bar in sound quality for mainstream audio products.

“With these offerings we’re taking our first step into a commitment to the premium audio market,” said Joe Stinziano, Senior Vice President for Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. “Audio plays a critical factor in the overall home entertainment experience, and our innovative vacuum tube amplifiers will whet consumer appetites for premium sound quality.”

Sophisticated Design with Multi-device Support and Enhanced Connectivity*

Consumers will be able to use the DA-E750 with their Galaxy S II smartphones as well as Apple iOS devices, thanks to a unique dual docking structure. Its 2.1-channel woven glass fiber speakers and powerful built-in subwoofer deliver 100 watts of crystal clear sound with enhanced bass for a quality music experience. Consumers can use Samsung’s AllShare Play to share multimedia content between the audio dock and compatible smartphones, tablets, cameras and computers, or AirPlay to stream audio from iOS devices. The DA-E750 also includes analog (composite) input and connectivity via Bluetooth to MP3, WMA and WAV files from a broad range of devices – thumb drives, portable hard drives, music players and mobile devices – for the ultimate in flexibility.

The elegant design of the DA-E750 exudes the highest level of sophistication by combining classic design elements with a touch of luxury. The sleek high gloss wood finish is available in either mahogany or piano black, which is accentuated by the warm glow from the vacuum tubes inside the docks when in operation. For added convenience, the audio dock will simultaneously charge the Galaxy S II or iOS device while streaming music.

The Ultimate in Movie Theater Quality Entertainment in the Home

Samsung’s flagship Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System, the HT-E6730W, offers outstanding high-definition audio and superior video for the best all-in-one solution for any home entertainment room. The HT-E6730W is a 1,330-watt 7.1-channel system with two tower speakers and four additional speakers. Innovative swivel speakers are mounted on the specially designed front height speakers and may be turned upwards so sounds vertically cascade down onto the listener. The two rear wireless satellite speakers may be placed anywhere in the room without the need for additional wires to create a truly immersive vertical surround sound experience. A dual-unit passive radiator subwoofer provides clear, rich bass response.

Samsung’s vacuum tube pre-amplifier may be seen on the front and top of the system. The glass fiber cones in the speakers improve sound quality and minimize distortion, for the ideal combination of style and performance. Samsung’s Crystal Amp Plus technology offers pure digital audio playback and quality while also protecting listeners from unexpected jumps in volume.

The HT-E6730W seamlessly up-converts content to Full HD 1080p from a variety of sources, including DVDs, streaming video and connected media devices. Each home theater system employs a Samsung-developed system-on-a-chip (SoC), which has cutting-edge image quality enhancement algorithms, Samsung’s video processor and scaler, and various high definition codecs. The system also comes with built-in WiFi for easy access to Samsung Smart Hub, and AllShare Play. Newly designed for 2012, Samsung Smart Hub allows consumers to download hundreds of premium apps and use surf the web. They can also choose and manage their social networks via popular services such as Facebook or Twitter.

The HT-E6730W seamlessly up-converts content to Full HD 1080p from a variety of sources, including DVDs, streaming video and connected media devices. Each home theater system employs a Samsung-developed system-on-a-chip (SoC), which has cutting-edge image quality enhancement algorithms, Samsung’s video processor and scaler, and various high definition codecs. The system also comes with built-in WiFi for easy access to Samsung Smart Hub, and AllShare Play. Newly designed for 2012, Samsung Smart Hub allows consumers to download hundreds of premium apps and use surf the web. They can also choose and manage their social networks via popular services such as Facebook or Twitter.

The features of the HT-E67630W are also included in a 5.1 version, the Samsung HT-E6500W Blu-ray 3D 5.1 Home Theater System. The HT-E6500W, which includes two half tall speakers and two wireless rear speakers, offers 1,000 watts of sound. Its vacuum-tube power delivers brilliant sound by combining the best of digital and analog audio technologies.

The included Disc to Digital streaming service takes a consumer’s movies and unlocks them in the cloud, for easy access anytime, anywhere. Users have access to thousands of Samsung Apps through Samsung Smart Hub, and can leverage the system’s full web browser through built in WiFi support.

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Apr 01st, 2012

Nokia launches first CDMA Windows Phone in China


Posted by Devicer @ 10:55 pm

Now things are really getting interesting. China Telecom and Nokia just unveiled the Nokia 800C, the first CDMA Windows Phone in China and the first Windows Phone on a major carrier there.
First CDMA Windows Phone in China
The phone—a China-tuned version of Nokia’s popular Lumia 800—hits stores in April and comes in black and cyan. And Nokia is just getting started: A CDMA version of the Lumia 610 is also headed to China Telecom sometime in the second quarter of 2012.

The companies are a great match. Nokia has been building and selling phones in China, the world’s biggest mobile market, for 26 years. Some 250 million people there already use a Nokia phone.

China Telecom, meanwhile, operates the world’s largest CDMA cell network.

As a result, Nokia 800C owners will have access to popular Chinese media and social networking services including Sina, SOHU, Tencent and Renren. The phone also comes with Lumia-exclusive apps. Nokia Maps provides 3D maps of China and 190 more countries, plus content from popular Chinese travel, food, and real estate sites. Nokia Drive is a voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation app. And Nokia Music offers unlimited free music for 12 months in mainland China.

First CDMA Windows Phone in China
To celebrate the first Lumia in the country, Nokia plans to offer 100,000 free downloads of the hit games Fruit Ninja and Plants vs Zombies via the new Chinese-language Windows Phone Marketplace.

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