Samsung Eternity

From Legacy Portable Computing Wiki
The AT&T Samsung Eternity A867 on the home screen.

The Samsung Eternity (model SGH-A867) is a compact AT&T exclusive touchscreen phone announced in November 2008 and released in January 2009.

It uses a haptic touchscreen interface with adjustable vibration, and has three buttons below the display. The right side of the phone has a Quick Menu button. The phone was only available in black.

The main screen of the Eternity has widgets that are movable, like email and texting. However, the user can not add or download new widgets that weren't included with the phone. It also has an accelerometer, used for turning the on-screen keyboard into a QWERTY keyboard, gaming, viewing pictures, etc.

The phone has strong Internet connectivity features, including instant messaging and support for AT&T's Cellular Video, Mobile TV (MediaFLO), Mobile Music, and Navigator services, but it lacks Wi-Fi access and a camera flash, and there is a size limit of 300KB for ringtones. The Eternity was criticized for its spotty 3G connection.

Related phones

Specs

Basics

SGH-A867
HW Platform/ChipsetQualcomm MSM6290 (300 MHz)
SW Platform/OSSamsung TouchWiz UI
Display 240 x 400 TFT, 262K colors
Sub-displayNo
Physical display size3.2"
SensorsA-GPS, proximity, accelerometer
Flash memory200 MB available
Memory card slotmicroSDHC, up to 8 GB
Phonebook capacity1000
Charging and data connectorUnknown proprietary
Regulatory infoFCC ID: A3LSGHA867 (approved 2008-09-22)
Retail price369 USD[1]

Connectivity

SGH-A867
Operating modesGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900
DataGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
WLANNo
SIM sizeMini SIM
IrDANo
Bluetooth2.0
Bluetooth profilesHSP, HFP 1.5, DUN, OPP, FTP, SAP, A2DP, AVRCP, BPP[2]
PC LinkSamsung PC Studio, USB mass storage
Data tetheringYes

Input

SGH-A867
Input methodsVirtual T9 / QWERTY, predictive text
Touch screenResistive
Soft keysSend, end, back
Side keysLeft: Volume up/down
Right: Quick Menu, camera shutter
Top: Power

Media

SGH-A867
Rear camera3.2 MP (2048 x 1536)
Video recording320 x 240
Front cameraNo
Supported image formatsPNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, WBMP
Supported sound formatsMID, MMF, MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AMR
Supported video formats3GP, MP4
Speaker configurationEar speaker, loudspeaker
Line outProprietary (for calls), 3.5 mm (for media)
SynthesizerQualcomm CMX 4.1, 72 voices
FM radioNo
ExtrasVoice recorder, AT&T multimedia services

Messaging

SGH-A867
SMSYes
EMSYes
MMSYes
IMAOL, Windows Live, Yahoo
EmailPOP3

Software

SGH-A867
JavaMIDP 2.1, CLDC 1.1
Max JAR size: 1 MB
Heap size: 10 MB
Java APIsJSR 75 File Connection and PIM API
JSR 82 Bluetooth API
JSR 120 Wireless Messaging API (WMA)
JSR 135 Mobile Media API (MMAPI)
JSR 184 Mobile 3D Graphics (M3G)
JSR 205 Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 2.0
BREWNo
MophunNo
MediaTek MRENo

Pre-loaded content

Games

All of the included games are demos.[1]

  • Block Breaker
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • World Series of Poker
  • Monopoly

Accessories

Batteries

  • Samsung AB663450CA (1300 mAh Li-ion)

References

Disclaimer

This article, which was rescued from this deleted article from the English Wikipedia, was written by (unknown, edit history not archived) and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and the GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts).