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AT&T drops QWERTY Samsung a117

That there is the Samsung a117, a full QWERTY texting phone for AT&T GoPhone. It’s nice for prepaid customers to have a selection of full QWERTY phones, even if they’re not top of the line. As we heard from Virgin CEO Dan Schulman earlier, the best way to target prepaid customers is to hit those who talk and text heavily, leaving the data-heavy devices to the big players. A quick glance makes this seem somewhat like the Samsung Blackjack, just without all the fancy features. You can get it now at AT&T’s website for $99 contract-free.

From Engadget Mobile.