If you saw the words ‘AT&T’ and ‘Samsung Galaxy’ hoping that this was the news you were waiting for about the Samsung Galaxy S3 then don’t get your hopes up. It isn’t. AT&T doesn’t have a good track record for providing users with a wide range phones of pre-paid plans on the cheap. However as Pocketnow reports, this may soon change.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy Appeal lands on AT&T ahead of Galaxy S3
One of the latest additions to the range available on pre-paid plans on AT&T will have the appeal of the Samsung Galaxy brand while at the same time boasting a full QWERTY keyboard in the form of a sliding phone. Called the Samsung Galaxy Appeal, the phone comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, likely because it is relatively low end. The phone packs a Snapdragon S1 at 800MHz and has an HVGA screen of 3.2 inches. The camera is only three megapixels which is nothing in the world of camera phones of today and it packs 512MB RAM.
While the phone is not for those who love watching movies and playing the latest video games without lagging, it is adequate for social networking and basic web browsing.
AT&T does have more QWERTY phones but don’t expect to see anything along the lines of what the HTC Status or Samsung Double Time offers. The range of phones offered are being classed as budget models but then not everyone needs to have a phone that can do everything i.e. the Samsung Galaxy S3. Speaking of which, the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 recently made an appearance on the Bluetooth SIG database and still looks scheduled for a summer launch. Here’s hoping it gets that 2GB RAM that’s been rumored for LTE packing S3 phones.