AT&T's GoPhone Lands Samsung Appeal with Android
AT&T today announced the Samsung Galaxy Appeal for users of its prepaid GoPhone service. The Appeal is a sideways slider with full QWERTY keyboard for messaging and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Appeal has a 3.2-inch HVGA 480x320 display and includes a 3-megapixel camera, 512MB RAM, 1.8GB ROM, 800MHz ARM Cortex A5 from Qualcomm, and supports microSD cards up to 32GB. The Galaxy Appeal can be paired with several data plans, including 1GB for $25 per month, 200MB for $15 per month, or 50MB for $5 per month. It will launch in Wal-Mart stores June 5, and will reach all other GoPhone distribution points by July 15.
AT&T Bringing Affordable Alcatel OneTouch C1 to GoPhone
AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service today added the Alcatel OneTouch C1 to its roster of inexpensive smartphones. The C1 is an entry-level device with a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, 2-megapixel camera, dual-core 1.0GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, and 1,400mAh battery.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Boasts Tougher, Less-Refined Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the S8 that will initially be sold by AT&T. The phone does away with the attractive, curved design of the S8 in favor of a more rugged metal frame with bumpers that are able to withstand drops up to 5 feet.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Kyocera Hydro Shore Washes Up On GoPhone
AT&T's prepaid brand, GoPhone, plans to sell the Kyocera Hydro Shore through Walmart stores beginning July 16. The Hydro Shore is water and dust proof, and the 5-inch qHD display supports wet finger tracking.