AT&T offers Samsung Solstice
AT&T has teamed up with Samsung Telecommunications America (aka Samsung Mobile) to bring the Samsung Solstice to US shores when August 2 rolls around. While the Solstice is no iPhone, that doesn’t mean it does not deserve its five minutes of fame, where this compact and seemingly fun touchscreen handset will open up a door of instant connectivity to social networking, messaging and multimedia features. Packaged in an easy-to-use, polished design, the Samsung Solstice is lightweight and sleek, making it look like a decent phone for your teens, although they might beg to differ and hanker after an iPhone just like the millions of other folks around the world. More on the Samsung Solstice’s specifications right after the jump.
The Samsung Solstice is equipped with a 3″ touchscreen display which will bring up a virtual, landscape QWERTY keyboard whenever you need to compose a text message or email, all the while remaining within Samsung’s unique TouchWiz user interface that enables one-touch access to frequently used applications and social networks through new widgets for Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo! oneSearch. In addition, owners of the Solstice will also be able to take advantage of staying connected virtually anywhere they are thanks to access to mobile broadband over AT&T’s 3G network, coupled with services such as AT&T Navigator and AT&T Mobile Music with Napster Mobile and eMusic Mobile.
Targeting those who tend to do a whole lot more typing than talking, the Solstice boasts multiple messaging options including Mobile Email, IM and MMS alongside a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capability. In addition, the tactile response with haptic feedback helps one know that a virtual button has been pressed, where the full QWERTY keyboard makes typing a snap with its sensitivity adjustment, accompanied by easy-to-use clear letters, numbers and symbols. The Solstice will also feature an integrated accelerometer, MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity and a microSD memory card slot. It can be yours for $99.99 with a 2-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.