AT&T and Samsung Introduce the Samsung Go

Posted by at 1:10 pm on November 16, 2009

AT&T and Samsung   today announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Go, a compact and lightweight netbook with instant access to broadband speeds powered by the nation’s fastest 3G network and the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition operating system.

The Samsung Go, weighing just 2.8 lbsand has pebble-style keyboard makes typing comfortable with larger than average spacing. The LED-backlit, borderless glass display is scratch resistant and provides users with photo-like image quality, greater viewing angles and better text legibility, reducing eye strain.

AT&T offers two AT&T DataConnect plans for netbooks, including a 200MB plan option for a newly reduced price of $35 per month or a 5GB plan for $60 per month. AT&T DataConnect plans offer consumer and small business subscribers access to the nation’s fastest 3G network, along with free use of AT&T Wi-Fi service, featuring more than 20,000 hot spots nationwide.

“Demand for netbooks remains strong among consumers, small business customers and those who desire constant access to the Internet while on the go,” said David Haight, vice president, business development, AT&T Mobility. “Paired with the nation’s fastest 3G network, AT&T Wi-Fi service, and now the value and ease of use of Windows 7, these devices will make very attractive and affordable gifts this holiday season.”

Equipped with a standard 4-cell 4000Ah battery, users can stay connected for up to 4 hours on a single battery charge.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Processor: Intel Atom processor N270
  • Webcam: 1.3 MP
  • Storage: 1GB of system memory, 160 GB HDD
  • Battery: 4-cell (4000 mAh)
  • I/O Ports: 3 USB 2.0 ports, external VGA port, headphone/speaker/line-out port, microphone-in jack
  • Communication:
    • WWAN: Option G 382W module (based on Qualcomm MSN 7225)
      • HSPA (7.2/5.1 Mbps): 850/1900/2100 MHz
      • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
      • SIM lock (device locked to AT&T network)
    • WLAN:
      • 802.11 b/g WiFi
    • Wired:
      • Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
  • Display: 10.1″ 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Dimensions: 10.3″ x 7.3″ x 1.1″

Pricing & Availability

The Samsung Go is available beginning Nov. 22 through AT&T retail locations or online at www.att.com/netbooks for $199 after a mail-in rebate and with the purchase of a 2-year AT&T DataConnect service agreement, with pricing starting at $35 per month.

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