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Alltel Changes the Face of Wireless Phones

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  1. Ironwalt

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    Alltel launches Celltop and Changes the Face of Wireless Phones

    Alltel Corp. has added a news release to its Investor Relations website.

    Title: Alltel Wireless Changes the Face of Wireless Phones with Celltop
    Date: 1/18/2007 8:00:00 AM


    Exclusive Technology Provides an Easier Way to Access, Manage and
    Organize Information on Your Phone Including Ringtones, News, Sports,
    Weather and More
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2007--Alltel
    Wireless, America's largest network, today announced the launch of
    Celltop, an exclusive, patent-pending technology that offers customers
    an easier way to access, manage and organize a wide range of
    information already available on their Alltel Wireless phones. Celltop
    gives customers more control over their wireless experience through a
    unique and fully customizable technology similar to the desktop on a
    personal computer.
    Now available on select Alltel Wireless handsets, and on all new
    phones by late-2007, Celltop is free-of-charge and features 10 "cells"
    that come pre-installed and via download. Each cell is a
    category-specific half screen comprised of graphics and text that
    provides shortcuts for wireless users to navigate through information
    and applications including: call log, weather, news, baseball,
    basketball, football, rodeo, stocks, text messaging inbox and
    ringtones.
    As part of Celltop's extensive array of customization options,
    users can also modify the appearance, presentation and organization of
    information within each cell. Users will be able to further customize
    their Celltop experience through a wide variety of new cells that
    Alltel will roll out in the coming months via its Axcess Shop. Similar
    to "widgets" on a personal computer, Celltop is open to the developer
    community, providing unlimited user expandability of new and unique
    cells.
    "Wireless carriers have been trying to solve the content discovery
    and navigation problem for years, and we are proud to be the first
    wireless carrier to deliver a technology that provides a solution,"
    said Kevin Beebe, group president of operations for Alltel Wireless.
    "With its modular cells and easy navigation, Celltop will change how
    our customers discover content and connect to information."
    Alltel worked closely with creative consultancy frog design to
    conceptualize, style, and implement the Celltop technology, maximizing
    the user experience across mobile devices.
    "Celltop lets consumers make greater use of their mobile devices
    by accessing, at a glance, the information they want most," said Mark
    Rolson, senior vice president of creative of frog design. "At heart,
    these devices are about speed - speed of communications, speed of
    information. Celltop delivers content more efficiently, and more
    beautifully, than ever before. The most telling thing about this
    product is that it's something we're really excited to use ourselves."
    Celltop's unique technology, built on Qualcomm's BREW uiOne
    platform, also makes it easier for Alltel customers to access and
    manage information. Alltel has teamed with Motricity, a leading
    provider of mobile content services and solutions, to provide content
    from the most established and respected names in the industry. For
    example, the news cell allows users to view top news stories and
    breaking news from the Associated Press; the weather cell, with
    content provided by AccuWeather, displays the latest conditions in the
    user's location of choice including current readings and five-day
    forecasts; the football, basketball and baseball cells, with
    information provided by STATS Inc., deliver live scores and stats from
    the teams and players that are of most importance; and the stock cell
    provides information on stocks that are of interest to the customer.
    Additionally, Celltop debuts an innovative ringtone management
    cell that allows users to seamlessly scroll through ringtones they've
    already purchased or browse and buy new tones all on the same screen.
    The ringtone cell also provides the ability to toggle through
    ringtones with a single tap - making it easier than ever for customers
    to personalize their wireless phone.

    More information on Celltop is available at
    http://www.mycelltop.com.


    Alltel (NYSE: AT) is the owner and operator of the nation's
    largest wireless network and has more than 11 million wireless
    customers. For more information about Alltel, please visit
    http://www.alltel.com.
     
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  2. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    Isn't this, essentially, the same thing as Motorola's Screen 3?
     
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    Alltel launches Celltop technology

    Here is their release with some screenshots:

     

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    Celltop is great and all but who can really use it right now??? I called to find out and the only phone it works on is a Samsung. I've got a V3C. It's less than a year old and the girl that I spoke to at alltel said that they did not even plan to make this service available for my type of phone. The next ones it would be available on are the V3M and Krazr or something. I think that they shouldn't make such a big deal about an offerr that very few of their Customer's can actually take advantage of.
     
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    It's a great idea. As long as I don't have to pay a ridiculous rate for it. They do need to work on getting it compatible with the other phones....
     
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    I wish they'd just try to keep up with the new phones instead of giving us features we don't need. Get me a damned Q!
     
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    Last I heard it was February 15th or March. I wonder what could be so wrong with the software that they are taking this long.....
     
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    The rumor over on HoFo is that the most recent delay in the Q introduction was a marketing decision - to spread out the new smart phones, I guess. The earlier software bugs were corrected and the software is now stable.

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