Galaxy S-like handset dubbed the Samsung i897 headed for AT&T?

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Galaxy S-like handset dubbed the Samsung i897 headed for AT&T?
It has been a very long time since we've heard anything surrounding the Samsung i897. The last time we did though, it was apparently hanging around the Bluetooth SIG where its speculated specs had a striking resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S. This time around, XDA user Drayvin was able to dish up some information after some APK files were pulled from the i897 – this includes the “Mspot Radio” which happens to go into a 10 minute trial of AT&T Radio. He goes on further to state that the handset would launch some time in July – but there is no word on how he came to this conclusion. Nonetheless, this would bode some great news for AT&T customers who are still waiting for a truly high-end Android smartphone aside from the Nexus One. As we've reported back in April, the Samsung i897 features a 4” WVAG AMOLED touchscreen, Bluetooth 3.0, 5-megapixel camera, 2GB of internal storage, Android 2.1, and running the TouchWiz 3.0 interface.

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9 Comments

1. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

dont care AT&T is fail. Service is fail, most of their phones are fail. FAIL

2. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Funny you say they're fail, but they keep adding customers every year. And plus, in my area, AT&T has pretty great coverage so...Idk what you're talking about. *sigh* Why be part of the crowd and just automatically bash AT&T at every chance you can get.?

3. Fallout

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

Because that's probably how he gets off

7. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

iphone wasn't a fail even though i don't like the iphone but iphone is the whole reason why people started getting smartphones!!! and maybe iphone is why android phones came out!! that's my personal opinion and i'm an android phone user not a iphone user but iphone was the most revolutionary phone that came out i think

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

BlackSirius16 is fail and probably late for home room. (Damn kids.) AT&T's network works fine everywhere I go. Usually those who put it down are often teenagers who's mommy or daddy buy them their phone/service anyway. This will be a solid phone for AT&T and hopefully the score it. I just hope that the speakerphone and ear piece volume issues have been worked out. They are painfully low on the European/Asian versions.

5. isproab

Posts: 20; Member since: May 27, 2010

BlackSirius16, honestly it depends on where you live. I live in the metro Atlanta area and have had both AT&T and Verizon. Yes, I've experienced dropped calls with both, honestly, AT&T is better in my opinion. I get service everywhere I go, yes there is a dead spot you run into every so often, but I've never been without service on AT&T. Between summer 2006 and fall 2009 when I have Verizon I ran into some issue with server not being available at locations near my home and relatives homes on the other side of town. I've had maybe one issue where I needed to contact customers service with AT&T and they always got me what I needed quickly. At this point, I like sticking with the GSM phones of AT&T and have not had any bad experience. The ability to do both voice and data at the same time has turned out to be a big plus while traveling on business too.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Cool, that makes 2 decent ANDROID phones coming out in the next two mnths - there is hope for AT&T yet.

8. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

the purpose of Android is to beat iPhone...at&t is the defacto iPhone carrier...u gotta beat at&t to beat iPhone (in the usa)...that is why android is slowly progressing on at&t...think of all the junk Android phones...at&t is going to get the best (not including the backflip, that wasnt a phone it was a joke, lol)

9. webjaya

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2010

Samsung has some pretty good phone. This one might be a good one with ATT Wireless.http://www.phoneatt.com

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