I don’t understand why companies put out press releases and don’t include images with them. At&T just announced a new phone and common sense would say that people would love to see a picture of it but nope, none are included with the PR. I even checked the AT&T site and the phone isn’t there either on their main site or even in their press room. It just makes no sense to me at all. Anyway I grabbed a generic GoPhone picture from their site for this posting so that will just have to suffice until they release an actual picture. The new Samsung Galaxy Appeal is the first prepaid slider phone for AT&T and it’s running Android 2.3 and it has a 3.2” screen. It will be available June 5th at Walmart and of course have outrageously high priced data plans to go with it.

 

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.

Additional Specifications:

  • 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 480×320 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

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

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