AT&T rolls out cloud-based Locker media sharing app for iOS


AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is extending its AT&T Locker service to devices running Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, enabling subscribers to upload photos and videos to the cloud.

First introduced in March 2010 for the operator's low-end quick messaging devices and later expanded to Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system, AT&T Locker offers subscribers 5 GB of free cloud storage, enough to hold about 5,000 average-sized photos. An Easy Upload feature supports automatic transfers to the user's locker via Wi-Fi or cellular connection--from there, customers can create and customize albums for photos and video from their mobile device or from a laptop or desktop computer, sharing their efforts via Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or email.

AT&T Locker storage also supports music and other files, with additional features in the pipeline. AT&T adds that the app is compatible with devices dating back to the iPhone 3GS.

AT&T Mobility reported its third quarter results late last month, trumpeting smartphone sales of 6.1 million, including iPhone sales of 4.7 million. Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, added that the operator sold 1.3 million iPhone 5 units in the days following the smartphone's Sept. 21 launch but admitted that it could not meet demand with its iPhone supplies, which meant that available devices went to existing AT&T subscribers who wanted to upgrade as opposed to new customers.

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