AT&T to retire Video Share service later this year

April 8th at 9:00 PM

AT&T to retire Video Share service later this year

AT&T has confirmed to BGR that it will retire its Video Share service later this year. AT&T was the first to offer the option on its camera phones — when it launched Video Share in 2007 — but AT&T-branded mobile video calling may not be dead forever. An AT&T spokesperson shared this official comment: “AT&T is discontinuing our Video Share service. As we look ahead to the next generation of live, mobile video calling services, we’re evaluating new platforms and other ways we can evolve our mobile video calling offers. We’ve already begun to notify subscribers directly and will work with them to adjust their monthly charges accordingly. The service will be retired later this year.”


Samsung a837 makes it way to AT&T; military-spec? Check

August 26th at 6:07 PM

Samsung a837 makes it way to AT&T; military-spec? Check

Tired of your phones cracking right in half? Maybe you should start checking out some military-spec grade devices. AT&T and Samsung are set to launch the a837 in the coming weeks, and we’ve just got a flood of pictures and specifications. Here’s a breakdown of the specs:

  • Push-to-talk
  • Bluetooth
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (850MHz/1900MHz)
  • Video Share
  • AT&T Navigator
  • aGPS
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Conference calling with up to 6 participants total
  • 4.66 ounces
  • 3.95 x 2.05 x .90 inches

At least the military-spec phones are finally getting a much needed hardware bump, right? This thing isn’t exactly a looker, but with pretty limited choices on AT&T, this might be one of your only hopes. We’ve heard this model is set to directly compete with Verizon’s Casio G’zOne phones, and be comparible in terms of pricing. Look for it priced from $99-$150 starting around September 15th, though we’ve heard pre-orders might be starting on the first of the month.

Thanks, Kall!

Click on over to our Samsung a837 gallery!