Mammoth sized black monoliths begin to appear in AT&T stores

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Mammoth sized black monoliths begin to appear in AT&T stores
If you happen to visit your local AT&T store recently, you might've seen one of these giant sized black monoliths placed somewhere on the sales floor – being prominently on display for all to see. It's happily being referred to as the “Hero” display which would naturally bring to mind something pretty substantial and groundbreaking. However, it is basically jargon for “featured” and pops up more questions than answers surrounding its secretive nature. Along its sides, you can make out the text saying “innovation comes to life” and another with the usual “Rethink Possible” slogan that AT&T has been employing since April. Although there are many speculations as to what it can it possibly be all about, the front runners right now are looking to be the Dell Streak, Dell Aero, Windows Phone 7, and the BlackBerry Bold/Torch 9800.

Since RIM's press event is only a few days away, it could be more possible that it is related to that – especially when you think about the black color of the monolith and how this upcoming smartphone is expected to be innovative. Not only is the Bold/Torch 9800 taking a new approach in form factor, but it's also going to jump start RIM's brand new OS 6 platform which will hopefully place it in contention with some of the modern offerings. In any case, there will be plenty of intrigue with these black monoliths standing squarely on the floors of some AT&T stores across the country, but let's hope things become more clear in the upcoming days or weeks.

source: Gizmodo

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9 Comments

1. access_denied

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2010

Are we sure this isn't a tombstone for the IPhone 4?

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Joke or no joke... what your saying doesn't make sense. The iPhone is doing great in sales. I don't see the iPhone coming to an end anytime soon. And this is coming from an EVO owner who hates apple. iPhone jokes are kind of getting lame. Yeah there was a problem... and it was addressed. Either way, apple is getting paid and its not likely that you'll see them fall anytime soon.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

FU@K!! I'm glad somebody said it! And happier it wasn't an iPhone user. Thanks oddmanout!

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no access.. its not an iphone tomb.. its the new antenna for your iphone. garunteed to keep signal.. mostly.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Blackberry Related.

5. access_denied

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2010

Well I'm glad we haven't lost our sense of humor then. Besides both Blackberry and Apple don't really make lot's of different phones, don't you think they would be able to be a bit more creative or at least make sure they work properly before shipping. I can't wait for the new one to come out with the sliding keyboard, never seen that before. Oh wow OS 6 with pinch and pull, how did they come up with that. RIP Blackberry and Apple if your so creative then make a new benchmark.

6. cadetz unregistered

they will make an iphone4g soon anyways...

8. jil77

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 18, 2010

It's not a phone. Its has something to do with there network enhancments.

9. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

That is the font BB uses for their ads... It fo sho looks like something regarding BB to me. Maybe the new slider?

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