AT&T Gets Heavy On Messaging With 6 New QWERTY HandsetsBy cheatmaster 07:20 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 Comments
AT&T announced 6 recent entries to its mobile phones portfolio today. The emphasis is quite obviously on texting with all 6 of their recent offerings featuring full QWERTY keyboard. The leader of the pack is Nokia E71x, followed by three Samsung handsets - Propel Pro, Impression and Magnet and two LG devices - Neon and Xenon.
The Nokia E71x isn't really any different from its European sibling, save for the recent paintjob. The bar is the slimmest smartphone to date and sports a 2.36" 16M color QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) display.
It will also feature a GPS receiver a 3 megapixel auto focus capturing camera and of course - HSDPA and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity. A built-in microSD card slot will allow expanding the internal memory with up to 16GB worth of additional storage.
The Nokia E71x will be available in the following weeks across AT&T stores for 150 US dollars on a 2 year contract.
Samsung Propel Pro
The Samsung Propel Pro comes as a direct successor of the Samsung A767 Propel, extending its functionality quite extensively. Running on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard it packs Wi-Fi, GPS and a 2.55" square display with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels.
Samsung Propel Pro
The Samsung Propel Pro has a 528 Mega Hertz (MHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) and 128 Mega Bytes (MB) of RAM. Its other vital features include 3G with HSDPA support, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, Universal Serial Bus (USB) and a 3 megapixel autofocus camera.
You can find the Propel Pro in the AT&T stores starting from April 14. In order to walk out with it you will have to part with 150 US dollars and sign a two-year contract.
Next in line is the side-slider Samsung Impression. Its highlight feature is the 3.2" AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) touchclassy screen of WQVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution, which according to AT&T is a first for the US. In addition to it the handset comes with quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) and dual-band UMTS with HSDPA support.
The other key features of Samsung Impression are Bluetooth with A2DP, microSD card slot and a 3 megapixel capturing camera with video recording capabilities.
The Samsung Impression will be available from April 7 for 200 US dollars on a two-year contract.
The Samsung Magnet is a simple offering, targeted at the younger audience. Sporting remarkable messaging capabilities thanks to the full QWERTY keyboard it will be the most affordable of the bunch. However AT&T haven't yet published the full specifications of the device so all we can disclose you is that it will be an entry-level offering.
The Samsung Magnet will hit the shelves in the coming weeks.
LG Neon is an exact replica of the LG KS360, which we reviewed not too long ago. It is a mid-ranger that catches the eye with brecent colors and quirky controls. Its main features include a 2.4" display, a 2 megapixel snapper and Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support.
Frequency Modulation (FM) radio is also onboard and so are stereo Bluetooth, microSD card slot and Frequency Modulation (FM) radio.
The Neon will be available quite shortly for 100 US dollars on a two-year contract.
The LG Xenon comes with haptic feedback for improving the touchclassy screen experience. The quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) and dual-band UMTS (with HSDPA support) handset sports a 2.8" 65K color WQVideo Graphics Array (VGA) display.
Its other features include 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Universal Serial Bus (USB) and a microSD card slot.
The LG Xenon will be available shortly across AT&T stores but its pricing still remains to be disclosed.
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