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.
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.
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.
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.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS to Sell Samsung Galaxy On5
T-Mobile today said it and its prepaid brand MetroPCS will kick off sales of the Samsung Galaxy On5 later this month. The On5 is an inexpensive Android smartphone with a 5-inch 720p HD display, 5-megapixel main camera with LED flash, and 2-megapixel front camera.
AT&T Says LG Phoenix 3 to Reach GoPhone March 10
AT&T recently announced the LG Phoenix 3, a low-cost Android handset intended for its GoPhone prepaid service. The device includes a 5-inch FWVGA display, and it is powered by a quad-core processor with 16 GB of storage.