The great thing about software updates is that they can roll out at any time. Word is that AT&T is now field-testing new U-verse apps in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. While folks are still waiting on the more coveted whole-home DVR feature, the U-verse Users Forum has screenshots up of a Yellow Pages directory on U-verse channel number 97. My first reaction was tepid at best, but the more I think about it, the more it seems quite useful. While I may not be ready to order a pizza on my TV (the holy grail of interactive television in the 1990s…), I wouldn’t mind being able to look up the pizza delivery number while watching trashy shows on a Friday night.
AT&T is apparently also officially testing Yahoo apps and the U-bar in DFW. The U-bar is a customizable toolbar with widgety-type info like traffic and weather updates.