Updating its popular a737 slider phone, Samsung soars even higher with the a777 3G-enabled slider for AT&T. In addition to sleeker styling, the a777 now boasts GPS capabilities, enabling you to access the optional AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions. Other AT&T exclusive features include over-the-air music downloads from AT&T Mobile Music (as well as compatibility with the Napster Mobile subscription service) and the Video Share verice, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call.
The a777 also boasts a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity for both handsfree devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion (up to 8 GB), multi-format digital audio player, quad-band GSM connectivity for global roaming, access to personal email and instant messaging services, and up to 3 hours of talk time.
With AT&T Mobile Music, the Samsung a777 lets you play and download all your favorite tunes and ringtones. And thanks to the built-in MicroSD memory slot, you can store all the music you want.
This AT&T phone can handle high-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network, which is available in most major metropolitan areas. The AT&T 3G network uses the dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network (UMTS/HSDPA), which provides download speeds ranging from 700 Kbps to 1.7 Mbps, and upload speeds ranging from 500 Kbps to 1.2 Mbps. This makes it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. You'll also enjoy quad-band GSM connectivity, which allows you to make calls in more than 190 countries and access data applications in the more than 135 countries where AT&T offers international data roaming.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Video Share service, which enables you to send a live, one-way video stream to another compatible phone during a standard voice call. The service also allows you to switch the direction of the video stream during the same phone call. (Customers must be in an area served by the company's 3G network and have a Video Share-enabled phone.) While using Video Share with family and friends is a fun way to communicate, it's also very useful for business. For example, a majority of users in the architecture, engineering and construction industries rated the ability to share live video through Video Share highly, according to research commissioned by AT&T. Video Share lets you see progress on a job site or review the day's work without having to drive from an office or other site to do so.
You can take advantage of the AT&T Navigator GPS software and service, a full-featured premium navigation application that includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service and the Internet while on the go. Cellular Video features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and exclusive premium content from HBO and much more. And you get access to AT&T Mobile Music, which enables you to buy tracks while on the, access the Napster subscription music service, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal.
The phone has a built-in web browser for MEdia Net downloads and mobile web browsing. AT&T's MEdia Net service enables you to receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more.
It's also pre-loaded with AT&T's Mobile Banking application, which is compatible with accounts from banks including Wachovia, SunTrust, Synovus, and BancorpSouth. Mobile Banking from AT&T affords you the flexibility to stay on top of your banking needs while you're on the move, enabling you to check your account balance, securely transfer funds between your eligible accounts, view and pay bills, and review your transaction history. AT&T customers pay no additional fee to access mobile banking and, because the application resides on the handset, the service is optimized to reduce the number of new page views necessary to complete a transaction. Minimal data usage charges apply and vary based on individual use.
The a777 also features stereo Bluetooth streaming, GPS navigation capabilities, and a 1.3-megapixel camera/camcorder.
The A737 has a bright color TFT display that offers a 176 x 220-pixel resolution (with 262K colors). It has a 50 MB internal flash memory, and is expandable via MicroSD memory cards (up to 8 GB in size). You can store up to 1000 contact entries in the internal phonebook, and each entry can hold multiple phone numbers, email addresses, and web URLs. Additionally, it offers support for caller groups and pairing numbers with a photo or a specific ringtone. The phone also displays the last 30 incoming/outgoing/missed calls, eight one-touch dialing numbers, and automatic redial.
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server (additional charges or subscription applicable).
The 1.3-megapixel camera can capture images up to 1280 x 1024 pixels, and it also offers a 3x digital zoom, three quality settings, multi-shot/mosaic/panorama capabilities, brightness and white balance settings, and self-timer. You can also capture video clips at a 176 x 144-pixel resolution, and you can shoot up to approximately 3 minutes for sending via messaging for as long as you have available memory for saving to your PC. The integrated digital audio player is compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC and AAC+ formats.
In addition to voice calls, text messaging, and MMS capability, the phone also ships with a built-in email application with support for Windows Live, Yahoo!, and AOL--as well as instant messaging capabilities with those services. The T9 predictive text entry technology is built into the unit (with support for both English and Spanish), making it easier to input text into messages and email. The a777 also comes stock with a built-in WAP 2.0 web browser for downloads and mobile web browsing via MEdia Net.
Other features include:
- Organizer tools: Calendar, alarm, calculator, memo book, clock, world time, currency converter
- Java for downloadable applications and games
- 72-chord polyphonic and MP3 ringtones
- Multilingual text display (English, French, Spanish)
- USB connectivity with mass storage capabilities
Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)
- ENERGY STAR-qualified power adaptor for energy savings and a better environment
The Samsung a777 weighs 3.4 ounces and measures 4 x 1.9 x 0.56 inches. Its 880 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's 850/1900 MHz 3G frequencies (UMTS/HSDPA).