At AT&T, it's not just about the Xperia X10 today -- at least, not if Samsung has anything to say about it. Sammy's introduced a pair of sequels in the last few hours, the Flight II (pictured left) and the Eternity II (pictured right), both previously-rumored devices that re-up the company's media-centric dumbphone strategy both with and without physical QWERTY keyboards. Choice is good, isn't it? In the case of the Flight II, you get a 2 megapixel camera, memory expansion to 16GB, a full HTML browser, a switch from the original Flight's portrait QWERTY to landscape, and support for AT&T's questionably-useful Video Share service; the Eternity II takes away the keyboard but lets you scale up to 32GB of additional storage, includes "smart gestures" for the touchscreen display, and carries over the original Eternity's support for AT&T's FLO-based Mobile TV. The Flight II's available right now as a RadioShack exclusive for $50 on a two-year deal, while the Eternity II swings into AT&T stores on the 15th of the month for an unannounced price. Follow the break for the full release.

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AT&T and Samsung Mobile Announce Upcoming Availability of Samsung Eternity II and Samsung Flight II

New Quick Messaging Devices Offer Users Two Trendy Form Factors, a Suite of Messaging Options and New Social Networking Features

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AT&T* and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.**, today announced the upcoming availability of two quick messaging devices – the Samsung Eternity™ II, a full touchscreen device featuring AT&T Mobile TV, and the Samsung Flight™ II, a full touchscreen device with horizontal, slide out QWERTY keyboard. Both devices offer users a suite of messaging options at a great value.

Samsung Eternity II

The Samsung Eternity II features a full, 3.0" touchscreen, great for watching AT&T Mobile TV, surfing the web and updating your social networking sites. The Eternity II features three scrolling home screens and drag-and-drop widgets which allow customers to fully customize their user experience. Users will also have access to enhanced social networking with services such as AT&T Social Net which consolidates the most popular social networking sites like Facebook®, Twitter and Myspace™ into one application and for quick and easy access and PicDial®, an exciting new feature that makes your phone's address book socially aware, allowing users to see full screen Facebook and MySpace profile pictures and status messages of contacts on their mobile phone during every call.

The Eternity II is the latest AT&T Mobile TV-capable device. AT&T Mobile TV subscribers enjoy around-the-clock access to full-length live, simulcast and time-shifted programming from FLO TV™, including content from leading entertainment brands: ABC Mobile, Adult Swim Mobile, CBS Mobile, CNBC, CNN Mobile, COMEDY CENTRAL, Crackle, Discovery Channel, Disney Mobile, ESPN Mobile TV, FOX Mobile, FOX News, MSNBC, MTV, NBC 2Go and Nickelodeon. AT&T Mobile TV is $9.99 a month; however, for a limited time, customers with any AT&T Mobile-TV capable device can automatically enjoy unlimited access to programming from select major networks included for no additional fee. For more information, visit www.att.com/mobiletv.

Additional features of the Eternity II include:

* Mobile Email
* SMS, MMS, Video Messaging and Instant Messaging
* Full HTML browser
* Smart Gestures
* Pre-loaded and Downloadable apps through AT&T AppCenter
* Enhanced GPS Functionality, such as Fitness Tracking
* AT&T Music
* AT&T Address Book
* AT&T Navigator (separate subscription required)
* Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR
* AT&T Video Share and Mobile Video
* Music Player with Mobile Music and Videos
* 2.0 Megapixel camera & camcorder
* Expandable Memory up to 32GB

Samsung Flight II

The Flight II is a feature-rich messaging phone that features a touchscreen with a full, horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, ideal for sending text messages, instant messages, e-mail or updating your social networking site. The Flight II has three customizable menu screens and drag-and-drop widgets which allow users ample room for customization and quick access to their most used apps.

Users can also stay up-to-date on the latest news, gossip, weather, sports scores and more with a full HTML web browser. The browser's one-finger zoom provides the ability to zoom in and out with the simple swipe of a finger. The Flight II also features a complete multimedia package, which includes a music player, 2MP camera with camcorder and expandable memory up to 16GB.

Additional features of the Flight II include:

* Enhanced social networking with PicDial®, Star Tweets and WHERE®
* Mobile Email
* MS, MMS, Video Messaging and Instant Messaging
* Full HTML browser
* Pre-loaded and Downloadable apps through AT&T AppCenter
* AT&T Music
* AT&T Address Book
* AT&T Navigator (separate subscription required)
* Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR
* AT&T Video Share and Mobile Video
* Expandable memory up to 16GB

The Eternity II and Flight II also include tri-band 3G connectivity and quad-band GSM technology, which allows AT&T customers to make calls in more than 220 countries and download data in more than 195.

Pricing and Availability

The Flight II is available now exclusively at Radio Shack retail locations and the Eternity II will be available on August 15 at AT&T retail locations nationwide or at http://www.att.com/wireless. For more information and to download images, please visit www.samsungusanews.com.

*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.

** Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2010, Q1-Q4 2009 and Q3 and Q4 2008 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

1AT&T Mobile TV is not available in all areas. Requires compatible device. Must be a postpaid customer. Content offers as of 6/1/10. Programs subject to change. All sports programming subject to blackout restrictions. Other conditions and restrictions apply.

2 AT&T Mobile TV Four Free Channels Offer. Available to postpaid customers with a compatible device beginning 7/13/2010 through 6/29/2011.

Conditions & restrictions apply. See contract & rate plan brochure for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing addr. within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activ. fee applies. Equipment price & avail may vary by mrk & may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to equipment returns; thereafter up to $150. Some agents impose add'l fees. Quick Messaging Phones require a minimum $20 messaging or combination of messaging and data plans.

Video Share not available in all areas. Video Share requires the sender and receiver to have compatible feature & be in a 3G coverage area to share video. Both sender and receiver will be charged for any call minutes. Only the sender will incur Video Share usage charges. AT&T is not responsible for the content of any video. Mobile Share requires a data plan and is sold as a monthly recurring plan or on pay-per-use basis. Overage for the monthly recurring plan and Pay-per-use is 35 cents for each transfer. You are charged for each transfer to or from your device. Transfers exceeding 2 MBs will be charged for each additional 2 MB increment or fraction thereof. International Roaming: Requires compatible device. Avail, quality of coverage & svcs while roaming are not guaranteed. Special credit & tenure restrictions & add'l charges may apply. Calling to & from certain countries may be blocked & change without notice. See wireless.att.com/global for updated countries, rates, charges & full terms & conditions.

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About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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