Consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung has launched the SLM mobile phone with support for telecom giant AT&T’s new Napster Mobile service.
AT&T announced the availability of Napster Mobile service in the US last month, which offers more than 5 million full-track songs for download over-the-air through digital music subscription service Napster. The company claims that the SLM is the first mobile phone capable of downloading from Napster over-the-air. Samsung’s GH-A707 Sync was the first AT&T phone, which offered Napster songs download by connecting to a PC.
According to Samsung, the SGH-A747 SLM is a clamshell phone with music and multimedia capabilities, two megapixel camera, high-speed 3G data, 3.5 mm headset adapter and support for external memory microSD. It is also the third AT&T phone to support the carrier’s Video Share service.
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 at Samsung.
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 at AT&T’s wireless unit.
The Napster Mobile service allows customers to download five songs a month with the five-track pack option for $7.49 or a single song for $1.99. The customers selecting the five-Track pack from their phone will receive the first five songs for free.
The SLM by Samsung will be available from November 23 2007 through the AT&T retail locations and website at an introductory price of $149.99.
Napster Mobile debuted at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona in February 2006. It was developed by Napster in collaboration with Ericsson, which offers it as a hosted service.
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