AT&T plans to release their first Napster-enabled cell phone before Christmas.
This will be a Samsung handset available exclusively from AT&T that will fully support the carrier's new Napster Mobile service. Now users will be able to search, preview and download music tracks from Napster for 1.
AT&T introduced the new Samsung SLM clamshell, a smaller version of the A717 model.
The company has only replaced the main QVGA screen with a smaller 176 x 220 pixel one, and enhanced the external display. Other features remain the same including a rotating 2Mpix camera, video share, stereo Bluetooth, and microSD slot.
Starting in mid-November AT&T will offer its subscribers access to the Napster song library.
Despite that downloading a song from Napster will be twice as expensive as on the iPhone or from competitors like Sprint, this doesn't scare AT&T, they are sure that the service will be popular among young music fans.