AT&T today took the wraps off of the Samsung Galaxy Appeal, an Android-powered GoPhone device that the carrier touts as its first prepaid side slider. Along with the landscape-sliding QWERTY keyboard, the Galaxy Appeal packs in a 3.2-inch 320x480 touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera and microSD card slot and is powered by a 1,300mAh battery. There's also an 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM and 1.8GB ROM packed into the Appeal's body. The device will come preloaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread when it debuts at Walmart for $149.99 on June 5th, with availability at all other AT&T GoPhone outlets starting July 15th.
As far as data plans for the Galaxy Appeal go, customers interested in this slider have a few options to choose from. The smallest plan offers 50MB of usage for $5 per month, while the next step up offers 200MB for $15 per month. There's also a plan that offers 1GB of data usage for $25 per month.
The Galaxy Appeal looks to be a fairly basic Android-powered smartphone, but the handset's inclusion of a landscape-sliding hardware keyboard is something that should draw attention to it. If you're interested in reading up a tad more on the Galaxy Appeal before its launch next month, you can find AT&T's press release announcing the phone down below.
AT&T Announces its First Prepaid Side Slider Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Appeal(TM)
AT&T GoPhone® Helps Customers Keep Costs Under Control While Still Enjoying Benefits of Smartphone Ownership
Dallas, Texas, May 23, 2012
Beginning June 5, AT&T* GoPhone customers looking for a prepaid Android smartphone will have another option with the Samsung Galaxy Appeal™, available at Walmart. The Galaxy Appeal will also be available in all other AT&T GoPhone distribution channels beginning July 15th.
The Galaxy Appeal is the first smartphone offered with AT&T’s GoPhone service that features a slider QWERTY keyboard that makes it perfect for texting and emailing. It operates on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features a 3.2-inch touchscreen. The 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 3x zoom lets you capture important moments and allows for video recording at 24 frames per second. Additionally, Galaxy Appeal’s plastic parts are made of 80-percent recycled material and the phone ships with reduced packaging material compared to other Samsung devices, cutting back on paper usage.
Customers who want to get the most out of their smartphones while still keeping their budget in check can benefit from AT&T’s new GoPhone smartphone plans and data packages. The Galaxy Appeal brings together the convenience of full-keyboard texting and the rich Android experience and apps with AT&T’s affordable data plans:
1GB for $25 per month
200MB for $15 per month
50MB for $5 per month
All data packages are available on the $50 Unlimited Talk & Text nationwide plan for GoPhone smartphones and the $25 Unlimited Text with 250 minutes nationwide GoPhone plan. They also include unlimited Wi-Fi usage at thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots from your smartphone.
GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100MHz
Dimensions: 4.41” (H) x 2.27” (W) x 0.56” (D)
Weight: 4.3 oz
Display: 3.2” HVGA TFT 480x320 color screen
Internal memory: 512MB RAM, 1.8GB ROM
External memory: Expandable up to 32GB with microSD™ card
Battery: 1300 mAh, Lithium ion (Li-ION)
Processor: 800MHz ARM Cortex A5, Qualcomm MSM7225A
Camera: 3MP w 3x Zoom and Video Recorder
Talk time: up to 7 hours
Standby time: up to 300 hours
HAC Compliant: M3 Rating, TTY Capable
Samsung and Appeal are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
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