AT&T to link Apple iPhone to U-verse video, Internet

“U.S. phone company AT&T Inc plans to eventually link Apple Inc’s iPhone to its high-speed Internet and video service called U-verse, and introduce new features like using the phone as a remote control,” Ritsuko Ando reports for Reuters.

“‘We’re looking at the whole landscape, of what people use, and what’s out there in the home,’ said AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan, adding that some of the services may be launched by the end of the year,” Ando reports.

“Consumers will be able to listen to their voice mails on their screens, and download shows from their digital video recorders onto their iPhones,” Ando reports. “They also will be able to use their iPhones to navigate channels like a normal remote control, and for entertainment purposes like virtually hurling tomatoes at the TV screen using iPhone applications.”

Full article here.

21 Comments

  1. “‘We’re looking at the whole landscape, of what people use, and what’s out there in the home

    Translation: “Displacing Apple with our own products”

    Evil AT&T;. Silly Apple, made a pact with the devils, Intel & AT&T;.

    I’m not surprised Apple didn’t jump in bed with Comcast for a .Mac/MobileMess sponsored ISP service.

  2. No. U-Verse is a terrible service. That is the service that they are now going to start limiting high usage users on. Well, not limit, delay or shift the traffic so it is slower.

    Shoddy coverage, shitty TV. That is U-Verse. No thanks.

  3. Uverse is actually pretty good, ericdano. A year ago you couldn’t say that, but Microsoft (who makes the DVR software– why!?) has put out a ton of bug fixes and now the DVR is super stable. The SD channel quality is better than my old cable-co and HD is comparable. The DVR can also record 4 things at once and send recordings to other boxes in the house.

    The bad? The videos are stuck on the DVR. 1 USB port on the front, 1 USB on the back and neither of them do anything. You rip the drive out and you find that MS has used some unknown DRM scheme on the video files and no application has worked to read them.

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