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.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
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.
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.
Asus PadFone X Mini Arrives on GoPhone with Intel Inside
AT&T today announced the pending availability of the Asus PadFone X Mini — a smaller version of Asus' smartphone-and-tablet combo device. The PadFone X Mini features a 4.5-inch smartphone that transforms into a 7-inch tablet with a dock.
ZTE ZMax 2 Headed to GoPhone and TracFone
ZTE today announced the ZMax 2, a follow-up to its big-screened phone from early this year. The phone has a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, which is smaller than the original's 5.7-inch screen.