AT&T Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the Samsung SGH-a737. An ultrathin sliding phone with accelerated multimedia and entertainment features, the a737 builds on the remarkable appeal of the Samsung SGH-a717 and a727 phones and gives AT&T customers the same great 3G experience in a new form factor.
The a737 is a lightweight device available in four color combinations: black/orange, black/blue, black/red and black/lime. The a737 also offers the best AT&T features and services, including the groundbreaking Video Share, AT&T Mobile Music, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 technology, a 1.3-megapixel camera with video record, external memory microSD cards up to 4GB and advanced messaging options. The sliding design allows for a larger screen, which is great for browsing, reviewing photos and Video Share calling.
Because the a737 supports AT&T's Video Share service, users can share one-way live video while participating in a voice call. Both customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone -- such as the a737. Users can also send messages to friends and families any way they choose with Text Messaging, Mobile Email, AOL, Yahoo! and Windows Live Instant Messaging.
AT&T Mobile Music allows customers to use Napster and eMusic to load music on the handset. The a737 supports over-the-air music downloads through eMusic Mobile, and other services including Music ID, XM Radio, music video viewing, The Buzz music news portal and more.
Inside the a737, users will have 3G connectivity to AT&T's BroadbandConnect network in more than 170 major metropolitan areas across the U.S. Data coverage outside 3G service areas is available via AT&T's nationwide1 EDGE network, the largest high speed wireless data network in the U.S. AT&T's EDGE network is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Pricing and Availability
The a737 in black/lime, black/orange and black/blue is available through select AT&T retail locations or at http://www.att.com/wireless for $49.99 after a two-year contract activation agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.