DALLAS & BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) and T-Mobile USA, Inc. (T-Mobile), today announced the availability of the new Samsung Katalyst(a). The Katalyst adds a stylish, slider design to the growing line-up of phones that support T-Mobile HotSpot @HomeSM service.
With built-in support for T-Mobile HotSpot @Home, the Samsung Katalyst provides customers with great wireless coverage when placing calls over a home Wi-Fi network and at nearly 8,500 T-Mobile HotSpot locations nationwide. When customers leave home or a T-Mobile HotSpot, their calls are passed onto T-Mobile's wireless network, and the same is true for passing calls from T-Mobile's network onto Wi-Fi networks. In addition, with the purchase of a HotSpot @Home add-on plan, customers can enjoy the freedom of unlimited, nationwide calling over Wi-Fi.(b)
Available exclusively from T-Mobile, the Katalyst features a sleek, slider design with a sophisticated metallic silver finish and is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth wireless technology and a 1.3 megapixel camera. The Katalyst also features advanced messaging capabilities including instant messaging, which enables instant chat and supports AOL, ICQ, Yahoo! and Windows Live Messenger.
"Since launching T-Mobile HotSpot @Home in June, we've worked closely with companies like Samsung to expand our selection of HotSpot phones," said Saj Sahay, director of product marketing, T-Mobile USA. "The Samsung Katalyst strikes a great balance of style and features with an affordable price, and gives customers who want the calling benefits of HotSpot @Home a great new handset choice."
"The Katalyst is the next-generation Samsung device to support T-Mobile HotSpot @Home that delivers great features in a sleek, slide form factor," said Peter Skarzynski, senior vice president, Samsung. "Samsung is proud to work closely with T-Mobile to introduce handsets that enhance consumers mobile experience."
Key features of the Katalyst include:
-- Wi-Fi-enabled phone; supports T-Mobile HotSpot @Home
T-Mobile myFaves(SM) enabled(b)
-- Bluetooth(R) wireless technology
-- Music player
-- Expandable memory (microSD memory card)
-- Speaker-independent voice recognition
-- Advanced messaging capabilities
-- (SMS, EMS, MMS)
-- Instant messaging (AOL(R), ICQ, Yahoo!(R) and Windows Live(TM) Messenger)
-- Compatible with T-Mobile Address Book
-- Quad-Band: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
-- Dimensions: 3.97" x 1.98" x .65"
-- Weight: 4.1 ounces (with standard battery)
-- Main Display: 176 x 220 pixels, TFT, 262K
The Katalyst is available exclusively through T-Mobile at select retail stores and online at www.t-mobile.com. For more information, visit www.t-mobile.com or www.samsungmobileusa.com.
(a)Model number SGH-t739
(b)With HotSpot @Home service, regular plan minutes are used when call does not originate on Wi-Fi network. Use of some device features incurs separate, additional charges, and use of myFaves requires a T-Mobile myFaves rate plan. See t-mobile.com for more information.