AT&T’s Nokia Mural is back in action

By on September 26, 2009 at 12:45 PM.

AT&T’s Nokia Mural is back in action

Okay everyone, just calm down. After our scoop from earlier this month revealed that AT&T’s Nokia Mural had to be pulled from store shelves, the country erupted with panic. Crowds stormed the streets, the stock market crashed and riots enveloped major cities from coast to coast. No? Fine, no one really cared beyond the team at Nokia that put the handset together and the team at AT&T that had to re-flash all of those bungled handsets. The issue — a software error that prevented the Mural from connecting to AT&T’s 3G network — has apparently been resolved as we’ve received word from a few sources that Murals are beginning to trickle back into inventory. Actually, it’s pretty impressive that Murals are already starting to hit stores again considering the deadline for distributors to return their stock was yesterday. Kudos, AT&T. So there you have it, feature phone fans — the Mural is once again ready and waiting to gobble up $50 and two years of your wireless life. Don’t try to hide it… We know you’re excited.

Thanks to blue and everyone else who sent this in!

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AT&T stops all sales of the Nokia Mural

By on September 10, 2009 at 7:10 PM.

AT&T stops all sales of the Nokia Mural

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Remember that cute little handset AT&T announced last week, the Nokia Mural? You know, the 3G clam shell feature phone that beckons tweens with its funky lights and its $50 price tag? Well if you were planning to grab one, think again. According to one of our trusty ninjas AT&T has pulled the handset indefinitely, ordering all shipments stopped and all sales ceased. According to the internal AT&T memo seen above, a production bungle has left the Mural incapable of operating on AT&T’s 3G network. Instead, it’s stuck on 2G. All retail outlets have been informed that they should send the handsets to AT&T’s returns facility by September 25th for a software update — which at least that means a fix is already available. The bad news: no information was provided in terms of when the Mural might become available for sale once again.

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Nokia Mural announced for AT&T

By on September 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM.

Nokia Mural announced for AT&T

It’s not quite as intriguing as any of the devices featured at Nokia World this morning, but Nokia and AT&T have just announced a new entry level S40 flip phone dubbed the Nokia Mural. Bearing a striking resemblance to Motorola W series phones of old, the Mural is a clam shell feature phone that would make 2002 proud. Spec highlights include 3G with HSDPA connectivity, integrated IM and email, dedicated external music buttons, a 2.2-inch QVGA internal display, a 2 megapixel camera and microSDHC support. It also sports a variety of customizable lighting features sure to prevent it from finding its way into the hands of anyone over 14 years of age. AT&T’s Nokia Mural will hit store shelves this coming Sunday, September 6th, and it will cost $49.99 after mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract.

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