Designed to make messaging faster and easier than ever before, the AT&T Quickfire messaging-focused phone is great for everyone from newbie messengers to textaholics to send text, picture, video and instant messages with ease. It boasts an interactive touch screen that can read messages in portrait or landscape mode, and it slides up to reveal a QWERTY keyboard for easy typing. You'll be able to quickly download video, music and more over AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network. Additionally, this GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth for handfree devices and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion to 8 GB, access to instant messaging via popular services, and up to 3 hours of talk time.
This AT&T phone can handle high-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network, which is available in most major metropolitan areas. The AT&T 3G network uses the dual-band UMTS 850/1900 MHz network, which provides download speeds ranging from 700 Kbps to 1.7 Mbps, and upload speeds ranging from 500 Kbps to 1.2 Mbps. This makes it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including video and music clips, full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go. You'll also enjoy quad-band GSM connectivity, which allows you to make calls in more than 190 countries and access data applications in the more than 135 countries where AT&T offers international data roaming.
You can take advantage of the AT&T Navigator GPS software and service, a full-featured premium navigation application that includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.
With 3G connectivity, you'll be able to access AT&T's Cellular Video (CV) service and the Internet while on the go. Cellular Video features content from CNN, The Weather Channel, iFilm, Comedy Central and exclusive premium content from HBO and much more. And you get access to AT&T Mobile Music, which enables you to buy tracks while on the, access the Napster and eMusic subscription music services, stream music video, discover what's playing with Music ID song-recognition software, and find out what's hot with The Buzz music news portal. (A MEdia Max subscription bundle is recommended for accessing AT&T's Internet, video, and music services.)
The phone has a built-in web browser for MEdia Net downloads and mobile web browsing. AT&T's MEdia Net service enables you to receive and send emails, read news headlines, get weather updates, download games and ringtones, and more.
The 2.8-inch touchscreen reads messages in portrait or landscape mode.
The Quickfire has a large 2.8-inch touchscreen (240 x 320 pixels, 262K colors) that offers an optimized messaging interface that automatically rotates to landscape (and back to portrait). It sits above standard send/end keys and a single multi-tasking shortcut key, and the screen slides up (when in landscape mode) to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The phone has an internal 35 MB memory, which can be expanded via optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 8 GB in size)
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0), and includes profiles for communication headset, handsfree car kits, and file transfer. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send email, and access files from a server.
The Quickfire offers a full range of email, text, and multimedia messaging options. It includes support for mobile email services such as AOL, Yahoo!, and Windows Live. You can also keep up with your instant messaging buddies using the built-in IM application that connects to those same services. T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for entering text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
Other features include:
- Integrated 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture capabilities
- Personalize with downloadable music ringtones, games, graphics and applications
- Digital audio player with support for MP3 files
- Organizer tools: calendar, alarm, to-do list
- Voice commands
The AT&T Quickfire weighs 4.8 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.2 x 0.7 inches. Its 1200 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's 850/1900 MHz 3G network (UMTS/HSDPA).