AT&T Announces the SLM by Samsung
First Mobile Phone to Support Napster Mobile
San Antonio, Texas, Dallas, Texas, November 19, 2007
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) have announced the future availability of the SLM™ by Samsung, Samsung's newest lightweight mobile phone with music and multimedia capabilities. The SLM by Samsung will be in stores beginning Nov. 23 and is the first of the company's music phones to feature Napster Mobile™, a new service that enables AT&T's wireless customers to easily search a music catalog of 5 million songs, preview samples of each song and purchase and download songs to their SLM in less than a minute.
Exclusive to AT&T, the SLM is a durable, brushed-metal finish clamshell-shaped device that will be available first in brown and then blue later this year. It is packed with features and services beyond Napster Mobile, including AT&T Video Share, mobile banking, AT&T Mobile Music, stereo Bluetooth® technology, a 2.0-megapixel camera with video capture, external memory microSD™ and advanced messaging options.
"The SLM by Samsung represents the best collection thus far of our music, multimedia and messaging services — just in time for the holidays," said Carlton Hill, vice president of Product Development for AT&T's wireless unit. "Gift-givers will want to slide this slim device into stockings all season."
With Napster Mobile, customers will have the ability to download five tracks a month with the Napster Mobile Five-Track Pack option for a discounted price of $7.49. Songs can be purchased a la carte for just $1.99. As a special offer, customers who select the Napster Mobile Five-Track Pack from their phone will receive the first five songs at no charge.
AT&T is the only national provider to enable customers to purchase full-track songs over the air from both Napster®, one of the most popular mainstream providers of digital music nationwide, and eMusic®, the world's largest retailer of independent music.
"Samsung is proud to work with AT&T to develop the first device to support the company's over-the-air music services," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "The SLM is a first-class handset, packed with a host of multimedia features and advanced music capabilities."
In addition to enabling users to purchase and download songs over the air, the SLM supports the full AT&T Mobile Music suite of services, including XM Radio Mobile™, Pandora, MusicID song-recognition service, and VIP access, a mobile fan club and music-discovery service.
The SLM will also be the first device to have AT&T's mobile banking application pre-loaded on the device. On Nov. 13, AT&T announced that the application will be accessible by banking customers of Wachovia Corp (NYSE:WB) and SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI).
Other key specifications of the SLM include dual-band 3G connectivity, which provides download speeds of 600 to 1,400 Kbps through AT&T's HSDPA network, and quad-band GSM technology, which allows AT&T customers to make calls in 195 countries and download data in 139. To support music services, the SLM includes a 512MB SD memory card and 3.5 mm headset adapter.
Weighing just 3.17 ounces and measuring about one-half of an inch thick, the SLM features a 96- by 96-pixel 65K color external screen and a 176- by 220-pixel 262K TFT internal color screen.
Pricing and Availability
The SLM by Samsung will be available through select AT&T retail locations or at http://www.att.com/wireless for a special introductory price of $149.99 after a two-year contract activation agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.
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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.
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