Today, AT&T has sent out a press release announcing the launch of four new quick-messaging devices. These phones represent a new category of mobile phones that offer consumer data services, messaging, and video sharing for a budget price. These devices have the AT&T address book, which syncs contacts to an online address book, and "next generation messaging", which adds in group messaging and "reply all" functions.
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The Samsung Strive will be out on March 21. It will have black/silver and purple/charcoal color combos. The camera is a 2.0 MP shooter, and it will have a verticle sliding keyboard. It'll cost just $19.99 with a 2-year agreement after a $50 rebate. The Samsung Sunburst will also launch on the 21st. It is GPS-enabled and features a widget-bar for one-touch access to phone functions. It'll cost $39.99 after a 2-year agreement.
Next we have the Pantech Link, due out in the "coming weeks". This phone is an ultra-light messaging phone with a full keyboard. There's also the Pantech Pursuit, which has a full touch screen and a vertical sliding keyboard. It will be out ths summer and will pack face-recognition and geotagging. (Photo via Boy Genius Report.)