Slider Smartphones for AT&T Consumers

Slider smartphones were first invented in 2008 to give mobile users the opportunity to have a computer-like keyboard on their device. The phones still operate with an Android operating system on the touchscreen to easily access apps. Then, the screen slides up to reveal a qwerty keyboard for texting or emailing.

What is AT&T?

AT&T is the largest telecommunications company in the world. They are a carrier that operates their own mobile network, similar to Verizon, T-Mobile, or Sprint. However, they also offer wireless home services, such as internet connection and cable television.

What type of smartphones does AT&T carry?

AT&T carries a variety of cell phones and smartphones that come in many different brands. You can opt for a Samsung Galaxy, an Apple iPhone, an LG, a Blackberry, a Moto, or other Android models. Once you choose the model with the features that you want, you just need to visit a retail store to purchase a SIM card and activate your smartphone and service.

What is a slider Samsung?

A slider cell phone, also known as a slide phone, is a Samsung wireless device that has a screen that slides up to reveal a keyboard underneath. The screen can still operate like others with a touchscreen and camera but then slides to type using a keyboard. The phone may be held horizontally to slide and reveal a horizontal keyboard, typically similar to that of a computer keyboard. Holding the phone vertically will reveal a vertical keyboard, typically a numeric keyboard or a smaller alphabetic keyboard. Some phones have a horizontal screen display but still slide open to reveal a horizontal keyboard.

What is a qwerty keyboard?

Most AT&T sliders contain a qwerty keyboard, the design for Latin-script alphabets. The name is due to the fact that the top letters of the left side of the keyboard spell out Q-W-E-R-T-Y. The keyboard was first designed to be used for the typewriter. The layout can be found on slider cell phones that are held horizontally to slide open, such as the LG Expression or the Samsung Captivate.

What type of processor does an AT&T slider have?

A cell phone processor refers to the speed of the phone's central processing unit. It is measured in clock speed and measured in gigahertz. AT&T slider cell phones have a variety of processors, depending on what type of phone you select.

  • Single-core: A cell phone with one central processing unit core.
  • Dual-core: Two cores to manage tasks in parallel.
  • Quad-core: A chip with four units to independently process cache, memory management, and input and output ports.
  • Hexa-core: A multi-core processor that handles tasks faster.