Thursday, January 27, 2011

AT&T Approaches 11 Million Emerging Devices on Net

The total number of emerging devices, including postpaid and prepaid embedded computing devices, connected to the AT&T network -- both for consumers and businesses -- is nearly 11 million. This includes nearly 2 million emerging devices added in Q4 2010.

Embedded computing devices include tablets, netbooks and laptops, and are included in either the company's postpaid or prepaid subscriber categories.

AT&T expects many new classes of connected devices this year, including:

Vitality GlowCaps -- intelligent pill caps designed to help patients take medications regularly through a series of reminders, including light, sound, text message and phone call alerts if the cap is not opened as scheduled. The AT&T connected pill caps are now available through Amazon for $10 per cap and $15 per month with a connectivity service plan from Vitality.

Pandigital Novel eReader - a 9-inch full-color LCD eReader and Android Multimedia Tablet for accessing the Barnes & Noble eBookstore. The Pandigital eReader will be available beginning this month at several national retailers for $279.99.

Garmin GTU 10 -- a small, waterproof device that allows customers to track things, such as a backpack or dog collar.

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