AT&T Unwrapped Holiday Tech Preview

By 12/07/2012 01:28:00 PM

Recently AT&T offered an exclusive first look at this holidays hottest tech gadgets and devices being released under their network during their Unwrapped Holiday Tech Preview.


Note: I was invited as media to preview this event and received a gift bag. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

The event spanned 3 floors filled with major brands including Nokia, Sony, Samsung, Asus and more showcasing their latest phones, tablets, and other gadgets. A few I was able to learn more about included


The LG Optimus G which features:
• Qslide: text and browse web while watching a video
• QuickMemo: write, draw, or jot a memo directly on any captured screen
• Dual Screen Dual Play: shares content with other electronic devices, while you browse the web

Price: $199.99 w/ 2-year contract


One of the first Windows 8 tablets, the 4G LTE ASUS VivoTab RT is an ultra-thin and light tablet that features a 10.1” multi-touch Super IPS display with ASUS TruVivid technology that offers a vivid and brilliant viewing screen for photos, books, videos, games, applications and more.

Price: $699.99


The Sony Xperia TL features a high resolution, 13-megapixel camera with quick launch feature, going from standby mode to first shot in just 1.5 seconds.

Price: $99.99 w/ 2-year contract


The Windows Phone 8X by HTC will be the first-ever Windows Phone 8 smartphone with built-in Beats Audio technology. Windows Phone 8X features an ultra-wide-angle front camera lens that makes it easier to fit every face in a group picture and the surrounding scenery in the shot.

Price: $199.99 (16GB) or $99.99 (8GB) w/2-year contract

The event also gave me a chance to learn about a few other very useful devices and services connecting under the AT&T network including:


The Amber Alert GPS uses GPS technology and AT&T wireless connectivity to provide reports on a kid's location via email or text, as well as a history of where your child has been recently. The device allows parents to customize specific zone alerts around places your child frequents and also offers 2 way calling, allowing parent or child to contact each other if needed.


Social Bicycles has begin using AT&T wireless networks to connect its affordable and intelligent bike sharing networks. Social Bicycles builds “smart bikes” that have an integrated locking system with GPS tracking and connectivity to the AT&T wireless network.

Users can locate, reserve and unlock bikes through a mobile phone application on your smartphone or tablet; allowing for easy pick up and drop off anywhere. Returns are as simple as finding any bicycle rack near your destination and checking it back in using the application.


The AT&T Digital Life is an all-digital, IP-based home security monitoring and automation services that gives users control and security of their homes using any web-enabled device, PCs, tablets and smartphones, regardless of wireless carrier.

As you can see lots of useful devices and services happening on the AT&T network for the holidays and beyond. To learn and see more visit -

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