AT&T intros Samsung Strive, Samsung Sunburst, Pantech Link, Pantech Pursuit, new services
Let’s talk about the new services first.
AT&T Mobile Share provides users with their own web-based storage locker called “AT&T Locker”. This enables you to transfer, store and share photos and videos from a mobile phone. The stored content can also be accessed and managed via your PC. AT&T Mobile Share costs $10 per month and includes 250MB of storage space and 50 media transfers. Additional 10GB of storage can be purchased for $5 per month.
Another new web-based service is AT&T Address Book, which automatically syncs your contacts to an online address book that’s accessible from both your phone and your PC.
AT&T has also announced Next Generation Messaging, which should bring an advanced messaging experience to AT&T customers. It includes “a consolidated inbox”, group messaging, threaded conversation format, and “reply all” format.
And now the new phones:
Samsung Strive is the phone that will first include AT&T’s new services. It’s a vertical slider with a full QWERTY keyboard, email, instant messaging, social networking apps and a 2MP camera. The Samsung Strive will be available starting March 21. For a limited period of time, the phone will cost $19.99 with a 2-yr contract agreement.
Samsung Sunburst is a touchscreen phone with an unusual design. It features GPS and a widget bar that “allows one-touch access to a wealth of phone functions like creating a text message, in addition to direct links to social networking sites”. The Sunburst will also be available at the same time with the Samsung Strive, for $39.99 on contract.
Pantech Pursuit and Pantech Link’s prices were not announced, but we know that the Pursuit is a touchscreen phone with a QWERTY keyboard (maybe it’s the Pantech P9020?), and the Link is a candybar, also with a QWERTY keyboard. The Pantech Link will be available at AT&T in the coming weeks, while the Pantech Pursuit should be launched in the summer.
Via Press release