Joining its clamshell A717 and candybar A727 cell phone brethren, Samsung and AT&T introduce the A737 in a compact slider format. Like its predecessors, the A737 can access AT&T's dual-band HSDPA/UMTS high-speed 3G network, which makes it easy to download music purchased from AT&T Mobile Music, stream tunes from Napster and eMusic, and watch video streamed from CNN and Comedy Central via AT&T's Cellular Video. It also supports AT&T's Video Share service, which offers a one-way video stream during a mobile-to-mobile phone call. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, Bluetooth connectivity with stereo music streaming, compatibility with popular instant messaging services, and MicroSD memory card expansion.
Enjoy fast 3G multimedia streaming capabilities on the slim slider Samsung A737.
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 UMTS 850/1900 network (also known as WCDMA), making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services with speeds up to 3.6 Mbps. It also gives AT&T 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.
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.)
It's also packed with multimedia streaming and download capabilities. AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service 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. (A MEdia Max subscription bundle is recommended for accessing AT&T's Internet, video, and music services.)
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.
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. The 1.3-megapixel camera can capture images up to 1280 x 1024 pixels, and it also offers a 2.6x digital zoom, multi-shot capability, and self-timer. You can also capture video clips up to 1 hour in length at 15 fps (frames per second). The integrated digital audio player is compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC and AAC+ formats.
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 1.2), which includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and object push (OPP) for sending images and virtual business cards to other Bluetooth-enabled devices. 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.
In addition to voice calls, text messaging, and MMS capability, the phone also ships with a built-in email client with support for POP3, SMTP and IMAP4 protocols (as well as the ability to view attachments such as PDFs and Word documents). You can also connect via instant messaging (IM) services such as Windows Live, Yahoo!, and AOL. T9 predictive text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for entering text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users. The A737 also comes stock with a built-in WAP 2.0 web browser for downloads and mobile web browsing via MEdia Net. Other features include:
- 50 MB internal flash memory, with MicroSD expansion
- Up to 1000 phonebook contacts, each with up to 5 numbers and 2 email addresses per contact
- USB 2.0 wired connectivity with mass storage capability
- 64-chord polyphonic ringtones and MP3 ringtones (with support for WMA and AAC)
- Voice memo recording up to 1 hour in length
- Hearing aid compatibility: T4/M4 rating
- TTY compatibility
- Java support for applications and games
- Personal organizer (calendar, calculator, alarm)
The Samsung A737 weighs 3.16 ounces and measures 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.6 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as 850/1900 WCDMA (3G) frequencies.