Cell phone makers, in their endeavor to expand their customer base, are now concentrating on affordable smartphones. Samsung in association with AT&T will be soon offering a new affordable cell phone – Samsung Solstice A887. This latest Samsung device will definitely attract your interest, because anybody would love to own a sleek touchscreen feature phone for only $100.
Samsung Solstice A887 features
AT&T Samsung Solstice A887 features a full touch screen 3-inch QVGA display. You can add shortcuts to your favorite apps and social networking sites on the crispy widget bar, featured on the home screen of the handset.
It will be easy for Samsung Solstice users to access their favorite sites directly from the home screen. The accelerometer fitted to the display automatically changes view from portrait to landscape and vice versa. To easy your typing task, Samsung Solstice comes with a full QWERTY keypad incorporating vibration response. The integrated 2-megapixel camera could be used for snapping stills and capturing videos. The phone camera features 3x zoom and multi-shot features. The built-in aGPS navigator will help users to find their locations on the move, with the help of voice guided turn-by-turn navigation service of AT&T Navigator. Music lovers could download their favorite songs from AT&T Music and hear in on the built-in MP3 player of Samsung Solstice handset. You can also listen to music with your Bluetooth compatible headset. Users could access their email with the help of AT&T Mobile Email service. To stay connected with friends, you can access instant messaging services of Windows Live, AIM and Yahoo.
Samsung Solstice A887 also features video share calling, video and text messaging. You can expand the memory of this touch screen device up to 16GB with microSD memory card. Samsung Solstice could run on dual band HSDPA or UMTS and quad band GSM networks. This 3G capable phone will support up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 10.4 days of standby time. Samsung Solstice measures 4.3-inch (height) x 2.1-inch (width) x 0.5-inch (depth) and weighs 3.33oz.
Samsung Solstice A887 will be available from August 2. It will cost $99.99 along with a two-year AT&T service contract after a $50 mail-in rebate. If you want to avail only a one-year AT&T service contract, the handset will cost $174.99. You will have to pay $249.99 if you want to stay away from the service contract.