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AMOLED-Equipped Samsung A877 to Hit AT&T This Month?

What if you want to get your hands on a QWERTY-equipped handset but don’t want to deal with the complexities of a smartphone operating system? What if you want to have a brilliant display that you can tap with your finger? If you’re over at AT&T, you may be in luck by the end of this month.

There is a rumor swirling around that the Samsung A877 could be ready for mass consumption on March 29. As you recall, this is the phone with the AMOLED touchscreen and the slide-out QWERTY keyboard. In this way, it looks almost like an HTC Windows Mobile smartphone, but it’s not. The non-smartphone comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz, though, so it’ll give an experience similar to that of the Omnia. Except with a keyboard.

Other noted features include a “dragon-scale green” color scheme, 3 megapixel camera with geotagging, Telenav GPS navigator, full HTML browser, dual-band HSDPA, Bluetooth, MP3 player, and that 3.2-inch WQVGA AMOLED touchscreen.

I think it’s utterly fantastic that GSM providers like AT&T and Rogers Wireless are starting to embrace the QWERTY dumbphone segment. Texting is so much easier with QWERTY than it is with T9 and the AMOLED touchscreen on the Samsung A877 certainly doesn’t hurt either. March 29th, folks!

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  • Lee

    Great phone, minus no wifi/propietary headphone jack and headphones don't come with the phone/can't lock widgets/no flash player/poor battery life on net/can't set home page yourself without making new browser profile/buttons hard to push. Overall though good phone, big plus you get to use the older data unlimited plan with this phone, but the phone uses 3G when it's around so you get 3G for $15 a month instead of $30. Keyboard is great, camera is very good, music sounds descent (must buy own headphones-found some ear canal buds for $10 on e-bay), can use up to 16GB flash drive ($46 on amazon) which is great. Sturdy enough, but not a bang around phone. Easy to use overall, and has good call quality. Overall for the money (I found for $50 on Amazon on a resigning contract) it's a great phone.

  • Lee

    Great phone, minus no wifi/propietary headphone jack and headphones don't come with the phone/can't lock widgets/no flash player/poor battery life on net/can't set home page yourself without making new browser profile/buttons hard to push. Overall though good phone, big plus you get to use the older data unlimited plan with this phone, but the phone uses 3G when it's around so you get 3G for $15 a month instead of $30. Keyboard is great, camera is very good, music sounds descent (must buy own headphones-found some ear canal buds for $10 on e-bay), can use up to 16GB flash drive ($46 on amazon) which is great. Sturdy enough, but not a bang around phone. Easy to use overall, and has good call quality. Overall for the money (I found for $50 on Amazon on a resigning contract) it's a great phone.