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.
Most US Galaxy Note8 Owners Receiving Android 8 Oreo
Samsung's U.S. carrier partners are rolling out Android 8 Oreo to the Galaxy Note8 handset.
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.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
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.