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Jan 9, 2012, 12:08 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T is hosting a summit for developers and will be sharing some big news about phones to come later this year. Phone Scoop is liveblogging the whole event for your entertainment right here!

Jan 9, 2012, 2:23 PM: AT&T is wrapping up, time to get some hands-on! Thanks for joining our liveblog!

Jan 9, 2012, 2:21 PM: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop today said that the company is going to launch its first Long Term Evolution 4G Windows Phone device in the U.S. market with AT&T. The New York Times earlier reported that Nokia would unveil the Lumia 900. Nokia has a separate press conference scheduled for Monday afternoon during CES in Las Vegas. It is expected to show the Lumia 900 at that time.

Jan 9, 2012, 2:17 PM: Now Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is in stage to announce a phone. Gee I wonder what it is.

Jan 9, 2012, 2:08 PM: AT&T, Microsoft, and HTC today announced the Titan II, a new Windows Phone device that has Long Term Evolution on board. The Titan II has a 4.7-inch display, dual-core 1.5GHz processors, a 16-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. It has dual-LED flashes and can record video in 720p HD. The device will become available later this year.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:59 PM: First LTE Windows Phones in the U.S. and will be available really soon.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:58 PM: AT&T will be the first to offer LTE Windows Phones. Here comes Steve Ballmer!

Jan 9, 2012, 1:57 PM: AT&T is starting to talk about Windows Phone. It is pleased with the reviews of the most recent Windows Phones that have been released.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:51 PM: AT&T also announced the Samsung Exhilarate, and the Pantech Burst and the Pantech Element. All of these devices will include support for AT&T LTE. AT&T is selling both the Pantech and Element for $250 when users sign a new agreement for both devices.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:42 PM: New devies from Samsung. First is the Galaxy Note with LTE and the second is the Galaxy SkyRocket II HD. It is thin, has a super AMOLED Plus display.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:41 PM: The Sony XPERIA Ion, with LTE and a 12-megapixle cameras. WIll launch in the second quarter.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:40 PM: ANDROID: AT&T is announcing six new LTE Android Devices.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:39 PM: Here it is, the big news of new phones!

Jan 9, 2012, 1:38 PM: Oooooh. AT&T delivers a low-blow to Verizon's LTE network unreliability.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:38 PM: De la Vega is talking about AT&T's LTE network now. It is seeing speeds in the 5 to 12Mbps download range.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:35 PM: Ralph is back on stage, ready to announce some phones!!!

Jan 9, 2012, 1:34 PM: The PS Vita is being given cellular data capabilities. AT&T is offgering 250MB for $15 or 2GB for $25.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:31 PM: Sony is talking about the Vita, the P1 tablet, and the XPERIA Play smartphones. Sony also hinted that a new device will be announced later today.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:20 PM: Glen Lurie is the next executive to take the stage and he is going to talk about gaming. He also runs the emerging device part of AT&T.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:17 PM: AT&T developers are showing off the results of a hackathon that was held yesterday. They showed a sports-injury application, and a applications for kids to help monitor their health.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:12 PM: AT&T is launching the AT&T AppCenter, which it says will drive customers to third-party app stores. It thinks this will help with app discoverability, and wants developers to stuff it full of HTML5 app centers.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:09 PM: Now Zynga is getting up on stage and talking about pretty much the same thing that Pandora did: AT&T's tools are awesome at helping optimize its app for smartphones. (yadda yadda)

Jan 9, 2012, 1:06 PM: Pandora is on stage now, talking about how it uses device processors and device radios/network connectors to better maintain batter life.

Jan 9, 2012, 1:04 PM: AT&T is talking about app anaysis tools. We expect there to be some hardware news in a little bit, so stay tuned!

Jan 9, 2012, 12:57 PM: AT&T awarded People Power with an award for top service of the year using its developer tools and systems. People Power is a service that lets people manage their use of electricity.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:46 PM: AT&T is talking up its progress with use of open APIs and so on. IN 2008, it was doing 300 million API calls per month, and it expects that to climb to 10 billion API calls per month by the end of the year.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:42 PM: AT&T says it has contributed several thousand person hours to the OpenStack initiative, but today says it has joined OpenStack, which is behind the API platforms that it announced today. AT&T is trying to move to open source standards.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:39 PM: Cloud Architect will become available in the coming weeks. AT&T says its cloud will be better because it will have options for configuration, public and private computing instances, or from the ground up server options.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:39 PM: AT&T is talking about the power and reliability of its cloud infrastructure. It announced its platform-as-a-service kast year, and is continuing to enhance it. Today, it announces AT&T Cloud Architect.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:37 PM: AT&T is talking about the power and reliability of its cloud infrastructure. It announced its platform-as-a-service kast year, and is continuing to enhance it. Today, it announces AT&T Cloud Architect.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:34 PM: AT&T claims that HSPA+ and LTE combined offer the best combined range of speeds. AT&T feels the differentiated architecture has helped it success and improve its network over the last year.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:33 PM: They are now talking about their broadband network.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:33 PM: Packet Video got on stage to show off how they are using the U-Verse APIs to enhance the in-home experience, which adds web and social elements to TVs via mobile phones.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:24 PM: They are showing off a new mobile payment app that makes it easier to small companies to accept mobile payments from devices.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:19 PM: With mHealth, for example, lets developers access aggregate health data to help power healthcare applications.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:18 PM: SOme of the new APIs include payment, U-Verse, MMS/SMS, Location, Device Capabilities, and AT&T mHealth. All of these will allow developers to take command of these functions through HTML5-based native applications.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:17 PM: AT^T believes 1.5B devices will support HTML5 by 2016, or 85% of all phones.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:15 PM: AT&T announces the AT&T API platform with new APIs, tools and support for developers. It is centering on HTML5.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:10 PM: De la Vega is talking about the agenda for the day, which will include some of the company's top brass talking about the opportunities for developers.

Jan 9, 2012, 12:09 PM: AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega has taken the stage to kick off the event.

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About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Jan 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

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