Samsung shows A517 for AT&T, T639 for T-Mobile -- both sans 3G
byChris Ziegler||October 10th 2007 at 11:07amOctober 10th 2007 11:07 am
The A127 is about the least exciting reveal Samsung could've possibly undertook, but it turns out they loosed a couple others at the same time with a little more meat to 'em. The SGH-T639 for T-Mobile looks like a fitting big sib to the Stripe, offering Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, 220 x 176 primary display, changeable faceplates, and microSD expansion with 30MB on board -- all curiously without any mention of that beloved AWS band WCDMA we (and the FCC) heard this phone would rock. The SGH-A517 for AT&T looks like yet another 3G offering from Samsung for the carrier -- but appearance is as far as it goes. It's actually just a quadband EDGE handset (despite what we'd previously heard) with a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and a 220 x 176 display -- pretty much the same spec sheet as the T639, in fact. It's available now in Radio Shack stores for $50 on a two-year contract with availability directly from AT&T in the coming weeks.