AT&T announced a line-up of four new Quick Messaging Devices, which according to the company’s David Christopher are among their most popular and fastest-growing phones, offering consumers a great value for the money.
The new phones announced include:
Samsung Strive – highlights include a 2-megapixel camera and vertical sliding QWERTY keyboard. It will be available in two color combinations, black/silver and purple/charcoal, starting from March 21st, when interested users will be able to grab it for just $19.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with contract.
Samsung Sunburst – GPS, widget-friendly user interface (TouchWIZ?), large touchscreen, quick access to social networking services. It will also be available on March 21st for $39.99 after a two-year agreement and $50 mail-in-rebate.
Pantech Link – ultra slim and light, it comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, social network integration and a GPS. The Link will be available in AT&T stores and online in the coming weeks. Pantech Pursuit – combines a full touch screen with a vertical sliding keyboard and GPS. Available in the summer in green or blue, the Pursuit will also support face recognition software and geotagging.
In terms of the services announced, here’s what’s new:
AT&T Address Book – which allows users to sync their contacts to an online address and access and manage them from both a mobile phone and PC.
Next Generation Messaging – a suite of apps/services that packs group messaging and “reply all” functionality for up to 10 contacts, a threaded conversations format, and a consolidated inbox.
AT&T Mobile Share – Helps customers quickly transfer photos and videos captured on their mobile phone to other destinations (social networks) and allows for managing of that content across the mobile and PC screens. It is sold either as a bundle of 50 media transfers for $10 per month or $.35 per transfer. Standard data charges apply for browsing the online media locker from the mobile handset.
And that’s about all we go from AT&T. You can check out the official press release, if you care.
[pictured above are Samsung Strive and Sunburst - AT&T hasn't provided photos of Pantech-made devices]