AT&T Wireless Preps New IM Device, Service
Sep 13, 2004, 6:32 PM by (staff)
AT&T Wireless is preparing to launch ogo, a unique clamshell instant-messaging device, to compete with T-Mobile's Sidekick, according to documents posted recently on the FCC web site. ogo will be the first device for North America to feature PMG (Personal Mobile Gateway), a Bluetooth-based technology from IXI Mobile. PMG will allow the ogo to connect wirelessly to other PMG devices nearby, such as cameras, watches, digital pens, and gaming devices. PMG could also link the ogo to a phone for voice service, which is not included in the device. ogo supports the e-mail and instant messaging functions of the AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! portals. The ogo also supports SMS and standard e-mail. The dual-band GSM device will be manufactured by Chi Mei Communication Systems. Documents submitted to the FCC show that service will start at $14.99 per month for customers with an AT&T Wireless voice plan, or $17.99 for other users, plus a $19.99 activation fee. The service includes access to one portal, with additional portals costing an extra $3 per month.
Verizon-Branded Windows Phone Pops Up on FCC Site
Documents on the FCC website recently revealed an unannounced handset from Microsoft intended for Verizon Wireless. The FCC notes the device supports Verizon's LTE and CDMA networks, but reveals little else.
FCC Outs Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 for T-Mobile
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal details about an unannounced handset from Alcatel. The Alcatel OneTouch Evolve 2 is an Android smartphone with support for T-Mobile's network, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, according to the FCC.
Madstar Mobile Latest Sprint MVNO Looking to Disrupt
Madstar Mobile today announced itself as "the newest national wireless carrier." The MVNO resells access to Sprint's 3G/4G networks and claims to offer the benefits of postpaid and prepaid services at the same time. It bills for service on a postpaid basis, but it doesn't require credit checks, deposits, or contracts.
Cricket Offering Bill Credits to Switchers
Cricket Wireless recently unveiled an offer meant to lure in customers of competing carriers. Through July 14, Cricket will reward consumers who port in their number with $50 in bill credits.
Help prove quoted price for OGO service
It's availible to buy from ATT I'm going to buy it and shipping is free and I will have it tomorrow! I can't wait!
Hey did your ogo ship yet? I ordered mine on Monday and it still hasnt shipped.
Must read ogo article!
Inquisitor_Hoth said:I think AT&T's a little optimistic about it competing directly wit...
How the heck can this compete with a sidekick with no phone capabilities? No one likes carrying two devices for similar features.
WHAT'S THE COMPARISON OF THIS AND SIDEKICK OVERALL
There's really not a comparison--Sidekick has voice and a browser, Ogo has IM and POP. Sidekick displays one app at a ...