AT&T announces Samsung A687 Strive and A697 Sunburst mobile phones

AT&T recently made an announcement regarding their new quick messaging devices and also some new services which will first feature on the Samsung A687 Strive cellphone. The new spring line-up of cellphone include the Samsung A687 Strive, Samsung A697 Sunburst, Pantech Link and Pantech Pursuit. As for the new services, these are as follows: AT&T address book, AT&T mobile share and Next Generation Messaging. For more about the Samsung A687 Strive and the Samsung A697 Sunburst read on below.

The Samsung Strive A687 mobile phone is a curious mix of high-tech and low-tech with technical specifications including 3G connectivity through HSPA but no touchscreen or Wi-Fi. Other features of the Samsung A687 Strive cellphone include a 2.6″ QVGA screen, a 2 MP camera, microSD slot for memory expansion as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

Also as mentioned earlier, the Samsung A687 Strive mobile phone will be the first to feature AT&T’s new services including AT&T Address Book, AT&T Mobile Share and Next Generation Messaging.

The Samsung A697 Sunburst smart phone on the other hand does feature a touchscreen and is comparatively more high-end that the Samsung A687 Strive. The 3″ WQVGA resistive touchscreen is perhaps its most prominent feature but the Samsung Sunburst A697 mobile phone also sports Bluetooth, GPS, a microSD slot, a 2 MP camera as well as an accelerometer.

On the software side of things both the Samsung A687 Strive and the Samsung A697 Sunburst will feature SNS (Social Networking Sites) compatibility through apps or widgets and in-built features. In addition to that the Samsung A697 Sunburst smart phone will also feature a mobile browser with finger zoom.

The Samsung A697 Sunburst will be available for $39.99 after its launch on March 21 and although the Samsung A687 Strive cellphone has the same launch date it will instead be available for $19.99 (conditions apply in both cases, limited time offers).

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