“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.”
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