Samsung A177 slated as budget messaging phone for AT&T

The Samsung A177 is a cheap texting phone made for AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service.

Samsung A177
The Samsung A177 on a poster promoting AT&T's new GoPhone Unlimited plan. Engadget Mobile

Just 'cause you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't get a messaging phone, as this Samsung A177 indicates. Made primarily for AT&T's prepaid GoPhone plans, the A177 is decidedly low-end, with only EDGE, probably a VGA camera, and not much else. But if you can only afford to go prepaid and you need a full QWERTY keyboard for texting, the A177 may be right for you. We don't know the pricing and availability just yet, but it'll probably be cheap, and available soon.

(Via Engadget Mobile)

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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