AT&T debuts Mobile Protection Pack plan; iPad, iPhone need not apply

By on March 31, 2011 at 11:40 AM.

AT&T debuts Mobile Protection Pack plan; iPad, iPhone need not apply

Via a press release today, AT&T announced a new, comprehensive insurance offering dubbed Mobile Protection Pack. As the company explains, the new offering is a combination of three services: mobile insurance, enhanced support, and mobile locate. Mobile Protection, which will retail for $9.99 per month, covers subscribers against equipment loss, theft, accidental damage, liquid damage, and out-of-warranty malfunction. It also provides users with the ability to locate, lock, and trigger an alarm on a misplaced phone — and includes a handful of setup services. The complete list of covered devices can be found here, and includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Motorola Atrix 4G. Users looking to replace a damaged or lost device will have to pay a $50 or $125 deductible and, like all AT&T insurance offerings, Apple’s iPad and iPhone are not eligible. Hit the jump for the full press release.
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HTC's Sense web portal open for business

By on October 7, 2010 at 7:17 AM.

HTC's Sense web portal open for business

If you live across the pond, and have picked yourself up an HTC Desire Z or Desire HD, you might want to hit up htcsense.com. The site, which allows users to backup and manage their HTC handset from the web, has officially opened its doors for business. You can read more about exactly what HTC’s web portal does here. If you set up an account, let us know what you think. More →

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RIM announces BlackBerry Protect

By on July 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM.

RIM announces BlackBerry Protect

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RIM’s consumer-grade protection software for BlackBerry smartphones, dubbed Blackberry Protect, has just been officially announced. Rumored for months, the new service lets customers not attached to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server:

  • Protect important information on a lost BlackBerry smartphone by remotely wiping or locking the device from your desktop
  • Remotely add contact information to the home screen of a locked BlackBerry smartphone so it can be returned if found
  • See your BlackBerry smartphone’s location and pinpoint the current whereabouts of a lost or stolen device with cell tower and GPS device tracking
  • Find a nearby misplaced BlackBerry smartphone by remotely activating a loud ringer
  • Back up data from your BlackBerry smartphone (including Contacts and Calendar; Memos and Tasks; Browser Bookmarks and Text Messages) over Wi-Fi
  • Restore your data to a new BlackBerry smartphone, or simply switch from one BlackBerry smartphone to another

We recently got a demo of the Protect software, and — to be honest — we think it’s pretty solid. It will be in beta starting this week, and a more open beta later this year. More →

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