TELECOMMUNICATIONS

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

AT&T; May Unveil Picture Phone: A generation after making the promise, AT&T; will announce a low-cost phone able to send moving pictures of callers as well as their voices, industry sources say. The system will combine a small color screen and a video camera in a desktop phone, analysts believe. It apparently will be priced under $2,000. That would be vastly cheaper than other video phone systems on the market, which start at about $20,000. The expensive systems, which display images on a large TV screen, are designed for conference calls. The AT&T; device will only allow one caller to talk to and view another, said analyst Tim McElgunn of Datapro Research in New York.

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