AT&T brings in Sharp FX Quick Messaging Phone with Mobile TV support

July 23, 2010, By Thomas Antony

High end smartphones and Android goodness is one thing, but carriers also realize the value of messaging centric devices targeted towards the text-happy teens and youth. AT&T’s latest offering is their Sharp FX messaging phone. It is a full touchscreen device with a slideout QWERTY keyboard and looks similar to T-Mobile’s Sidekick series devices.

The Sharp FX allows for quick access to email, IM and social networking as well as support for AT&T Mobile TV. The messaging phone also features the usual MP3 player, Bluetooth and GPS along with a 2 megapixel camera which is also capable of recording videos. Users can now easily manage their mobile contacts since the AT&T Address Book syncs contacts to an online address book. The att.net mobile browser lends support to HTML surfing which enables users to effortlessly customize their homepage, navigate favorite content and search for local information.

The AT&T Navigator provides turn-by-turn directions, traffic alerts with one-touch rerouting, 3D moving maps, incorporated speech recognition and various other features. The AT&T Social Net further helps users access their favorite social networking sites from one application.

The Sharp FX Quick Messaging phone will be available starting July 25th from AT&T retail stores and their official website at $99.99 with a 2-year contract after a mail-in rebate with about $60 worth of voice and data.

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