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AT&T Locker hopes to compete with other cloud-based services

While AT&T Locker has been available for Android devices for a while now, with the app hitting Apple’s App Store today, it seems that AT&T is ready to begin the marketing push behind thecloud service.

AT&T has been trying to insert its own apps in place of pre-existing apps for some time now. AT&T Navigator is but one example. Since AT&T can bundle the software on phones it sells, the company stands a somewhat better chance of persuading customers to use its own apps instead of Google’s, for example. AT&T Locker seems to be the company’s latest step in this direction.

The app is available for devices running Android 2.1 and higher, and now iOS devices as well. Like Google Drive, AT&T Locker provides 5GB of free space, which is more than the 2GB Dropbox offers, unless of course you got more Dropbox storage with your new Galaxy Note 2. Photos and videos stored in AT&T Locker can also be shared via Twitter and Facebook.

As with apps like Dropbox, AT&T Locker can automatically back up your photos and videos to the cloud. In today’s press release, Senior Vice President, Data and Voice Products for AT&T Mobility Mark Collins says “With Easy Upload, every photo and video is uploaded directly to AT&T’s cloud, which can be accessed safely and securely anytime from a customer’s smartphone or the Web.”

Do you see yourself using AT&T Locker? Or are you planning to stick to an option that isn’t tied to a specific carrier?

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