Samsung has announced the availability of the Samsung Sunburst, a full touch screen phone and the Samsung Strive, a vertical slider with a full QWERTY keyboard in the US.

The Sunburst is a 3.0” full touchscreen device with a sleek black and chrome design. Its resistive touchscreen uses widgets to provides users with one-touch access to their favorite features, applications and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Advanced messaging features such as text and instant messaging and Mobile E-mail give users the ability to stay constantly connected.

Additional key features of the Sunburst include:

  • Virtual full keyboard for easy typing
  • Full browser experience with Single Zoom
  • Smart Unlock for easy access to applications
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera/ Camcorder
  • SMS and MMS Messaging
  • Mobile E-mail
  • AT&T SocialNet
  • AT&T Mobile Music
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Bluetooth v2.0+ EDR
  • Dimensions: 2.08″ x 4.33″ x .51″
  • Weight: 3.08 ounces

The Samsung Strive is a vertical slider, following the lines of the Samsung Propel family of messaging devices, available in two color options – black/silver and purple/charcoal. With a full, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, users have access to group messaging with conversations, which allows users to send threaded text messages with video, pictures and view multiple conversations at a time.

The Strive is the first device from AT&T to offer three new mobile services the company announced today: a new group messaging service, AT&T Mobile Share and AT&T Address Book. The services offer functionality typically found in smartphones to a wider range of powerful yet affordable devices designed for the mass-market.

Additional key features and specifications of the Strive include:

  • Mobile Email
  • SMS, MMS, Video Messaging and Instant Messaging
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera/ Camcorder
  • AT&T Mobile Music
  • AT&T Address Book
  • AT&T Navigator
  • Bluetooth v2.0+ EDR
  • AT&T Video Share and Mobile Video
  • Dimensions: 4.2” x 2.3” x 0.57”
  • Weight: 3.99 ounces

The Samsung Sunburst is available for $39.99 after a two-year agreement and mail-in-rebate. The Samsung Strive is available for $19.99 for a limited time, as part of AT&T’s current 50%-off quick messaging phones promotion. Both devices will be available March 21 through select AT&T retail locations or at

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