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Samsung Solstice a887 Phone, Purple (AT&T)
 
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Samsung Solstice a887 Phone, Purple (AT&T)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.3 inches, 2.1 inches, 0.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: UMTS
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches ; 3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0035LBY4C
  • Item model number: a887
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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Enjoy an instant connection to social networking, messaging and multimedia features with the Samsung Solstice for AT&T, which also features a full-touch QWERTY keypad access via its large, vivid 3-inch touchscreen. This phone can quickly download video, music and more over AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. This phone is also compatible with AT&T's Video Share service, which enables you to send video of yourself to another compatible phone while making a voice call.



The Samsung Solstice features a 3-inch touchscreen with virtual, landscape QWERTY keyboard, and Samsung's unique TouchWiz user interface with one-touch access to social networking sites.


Other features include access to personal e-mail and instant messaging, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, and microSD memory expansion.
The Solstice features Samsung's unique TouchWiz user interface, which includes one-touch access to frequently used applications and social networks through new widgets for Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo! oneSearch. It also offers multiple messaging options such as Mobile e-mail, IM and MMS and comes equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion up to 16 GB, digital audio player, full HTML web browser, and up to 5 hours of talk time.

Phone Features

The lightweight and sleek Samsung Solstice has a full 3.0-inch touchscreen (240 x 400 pixels; 262K colors) with a virtual, landscape QWERTY keyboard. You'll experience a tactile response with haptic feedback and know when your accurately press a virtual button. The full QWERTY keyboard, with sensitivity adjustment, is easy-to-use with clear letters, numbers and symbols. The phone also has an accelerometer that automatically detects motion and the orientation of the device, allowing for autorotation of the display, motion sensing games and photo scrolling by tilting the device.

The Solstice also provides quick and easy access to a your favorite features through Samsung's innovative TouchWiz user interface, which has specially designed widgets to customize and personalize your phone. By simply expanding the tray, you can "drag-and-drop" widgets onto the phone's home screen for one touch access to your favorite features, such as Facebook, MySpace and Yahoo! oneSearch.

The phone has an internal 80 MB user accessible memory, and it's expandable via optional microSD/SDHC memory cards up to 16 GB in size. The internal phonebook can store up to 2000 contact entries, and it offers support for caller groups, multiple numbers per contact, and photo/ringer ID. Other features include 8 one-touch dialing numbers, display of the last 30 outgoing/incoming/missed calls, automatic redial, vibration alert, and compatibility with both MP3 and 72-chord polyphonic ringtones.

Hands-free communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free 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 e-mail, and access files from a server (additional charges or subscription applicable).

The Solstice offers a full range of e-mail, text, and multimedia messaging options. It includes support for mobile e-mail services such as AOL, Yahoo!, and Windows Live (messaging charges apply). You can also keep up with your instant messaging buddies using the built-in IM application that connects to those same services.

Other features include:

  • 2-megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom and video capture capabilities
  • Organizer tools: calendar, alarm clock, to-do, stopwatch, world clock, and notes
  • Audio file formats: MP3, AAC, Real
  • Downloadable ringtones, graphics, games, applications and videos
  • Headset jack
  • Streaming radio capabilities

Vital Statistics
The Samsung Solstice weighs 3.33 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.5 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 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 network (UMTS/HSDPA).

AT&T Services

    High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making 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 full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

    AT&T Mobile Music enables you to buy tracks while on the go, access the Napster and eMusic subscription music services, 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 full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application 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.

    AT&T's Video Share service 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.

Product Description

The Samsung Solstice is a finger-touch phone featuring a large display, 3G data, video sharing capabilities, 2 megapixel camera, music player, GPS navigation, microSD slot, and an accelerometer. This phone comes equipped with Samsung's TouchWiz interface, which features drag-and-drop widgets for Facebook, MySpace, and Yahoo oneSearch among others. This is a quad-band GSM phone with WCDMA modes for international use, and also features an email client, full HTML browser, and advanced voice features. This used product is in fair cosmetic condition, it reflects moderate to heavy use, and displays scratches, blemishes and/or minor gouges. However, this product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very smart for not being a "smartphone!" March 19, 2010
A very nice phone! Had to obtain a replacement to my old Nokia (second one to bite the dust), but had to wait until I was eligible for an upgrade. Luckily, the phone bit the dust at the same time as my upgrade eligibility (mmm...).

I was looking for an inexpensive alternative to the iphone, that was a touch screen. The Solstice fit the bill nicely! It is light weight and feels very comfortable in the hand. Very easy to set-up and use, and I'm not the most techie person when it comes to hardware. Battery life seems quite good, especially compared to my old nokia. It is a great alternative to the expensive iphone. May not have all the neat gizmos the iphone has, but it suits me just fine. The touch screen works well, though using the slider to view items further down a list, such as your contacts, takes a little getting use to if this is your first touch screen (slide to the left of the call now link to avoid dialing accidentally). Took a while to figure out how to get the regular keyboard for texting (good thing I don't text a lot), and it works pretty good too. Call quality so far is great---works in places my sister's LG Shine doesn't work in the Bend/Redmond area of Oregon. Reviewers of the non-purple solstice mention this as a problem, but so far I have not experienced any bad phone call quality. Picture quality isn't too bad either.

The fact that I could get it for a penny was wonderful (AT&T wanted to charge me $49.99 had I bought the phone through them!). Glad I thought to look at Amazon before upgrading! Simply purchased through Amazon as an existing user without changing my existing AT&T account other than adding the minimum required data usage. Followed the instructions as an existing AT&T customer and it sync'd up just fine to my existing account.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone! February 17, 2010
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I love this phone! Had to buy a replacement phone cause my kids destroyed mine. One of the last touch screens at&t sales that do not require data package to use which is of no use to me. I picked up the purple instead of the black this time to save myself an extra 60 dollars. Hopefully i can keep this one from the kids. Husband liked it so much he traded up to it as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good inexpensive touch-screen March 26, 2010
Good voice quality and battery life. Navigation is easy however unlike most phones you cannot fully configure the startup screen. For example, to view "Recent Calls" you have to navigate through two or three different screens. Another drawback is the "Text Message" indicator tone is fixed and not very noticeable if your phone is more than fifteen feet away
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