AT&T Offers Samsung Epix wth Optical Mouse

Samsung_Epix_frontview.pngAT&T is now offering the Samsung Epix,
a new smartphone featuring both an advanced touch screen
and new optical mouse technology and 3G network.

The Epix, provides users with a choice of ways to navigate its touch
screen, including the first-ever implementation of optical mouse
technology on a phone sold in the U.S. Located in the center of the
device between the right and left soft keys, the optical mouse allows
for quick and easy navigation by simply sweeping a finger over it. To
make a selection, a single click will bring users to their desired
location within the phone's menus. The optical mouse can also be
switched to a four-way navigation key for more traditional navigation.
For those who would rather interact directly with the touch screen,
they can either use their finger to navigate or the Epix's built-in
stylus for pinpoint accuracy.

The Epix feature set includes:

  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g) -
  • Built-in aGPS -
  • AT&T Video Share
  • Global Capabilities -.
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera - with video-capture capabilities.
  • Slim, Light Form Factor - Equipped with a full
    QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung Epix measures 4.6 inches x 2.4 inches x
    0.5 inches, weighs just 4.4 ounces and includes a large 2.5-inch TFT
    color display.

The Epix also provides users with access to multiple e-mail accounts
with Microsoft Direct Push for corporate users and AT&T Xpress
Mail, which includes access to most major personal e-mail accounts. The
Epix also offers over-the-air synchronization of contacts, calendars
and task lists with Microsoft Exchange Server or Xpress Mail and
support for Good Mobile Messaging.

Personal Computer in a Pocket-Sized Design

With Windows Mobile 6.1, the Epix brings a powerful personal
computer experience to a compact device. Microsoft Office Outlook
Mobile keeps people connected with synchronization of schedules and
contacts, Internet Explorer Mobile provides improved quick and easy Web
browsing and Office Mobile enhances productivity with the ability to
manage Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Additional Windows Mobile
6.1 features on the Epix include threaded SMS messaging, Internet
connection sharing, mobile banking and Voice Command.

The Samsung Epix also supports Microsoft's System Center Mobile
Device Manager 2008, an enterprise-grade mobile solution for managing
and protecting Windows Mobile 6.1 phones. Mobile Device Manager
provides users with software distribution capabilities and
security-enhanced access to company data while they are away from the

Instant Access to Entertainment

In addition to being a feature-rich communications tools, the Epix
is a multimedia and entertainment powerhouse. Epix users have access to
AT&T Mobile Music, an integrated, on-the-go music experience that
delivers "your music, your way" by providing simple access to a robust
collection of music content, including access to online subscription
music content from Napster Mobile, XM Radio Mobile and more.

For the visually oriented, CV (Cellular Video) from AT&T gives
viewers access to thousands of video clips - news, sports, weather,
entertainment, premium HBO MobileSM content and more - via streaming video. Those who prefer full-length streaming video programming can access MobiTV.

The Epix also includes features such as stereo Bluetooth
technology, with stereo headset support, a 2.0 megapixel camera with
video-capture capabilities, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile and microSDTM
memory card slot for external storage of up to 32GB of data. The Epix
also features a built-in 1800 mAh battery to ensure users can maximize
their productivity and stay entertained.

Backing the Epix is the AT&T BroadbandConnect 3G network, which
currently is available in more than 320 major metropolitan areas in the
U.S., and by year-end, AT&T expects to offer the service in nearly
350 leading U.S. markets. The network's HSPA-based technology allows
Epix users to perform data functions and conduct a phone call
simultaneously. In addition to 3G connectivity, the Epix is also
designed to connect seamlessly with AT&T's nationwide1 EDGE network, which is available in more than 13,000 cities and towns and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Epix will be available through select AT&T retail locations or at for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a mail-in rebate. For more information, please go to