PhoneDog Media Exclusive
Download iM5, now available in the App Store and Google Play. iM5 is a PhoneDog Media backed Social Platform to inspire real-life action through the crowdsourcing of ideas. See the video
Ain't it cute? The wee Motorola QA30 Hint made its little way from regional carrier Alltel to two others: MetroPCS and Cricket.

The portrait-sliding Hint — which measures just 3.23 by 2.43 inches (closed) — is teeny tiny. But somehow, the phone designers crammed in a full QWERTY keyboard and a large 2.5-inch QVGA display, as well as 2 MP camcorder/camera and 140MB of built-in memory storage with microSD expansion.

I’ve heard some rumors about the texting being a little buggy, and it can’t run YouTube clips, but even so, it seems a lot of users still love the compact size and features this little guy offers.

I’m suddenly reminded of the Zoolander phone, though with the Hint, you don’t have to be really, really ridiculously good-looking to own one. You just need $249 bucks to pick it up contract-free at the MetroPCS website.  Interestingly, Cricket’s offering the little contract-free guy for about 20 bucks less, at $229.99.

This is a screenshot of the Motorola Hint
in hand from a YouTube clip

Derek Zoolander and his microscopic cell

In other Cricket news, the slim little Nokia 3606 has also jumped on board the carrier’s lineup. The flippie may not be a new handset, but it’s new to Cricket, which is offering the device for $139.99, after discounts.

The quad-band CDMA phone sports a 2-inch 220 x 176 internal display, 1.3 MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, music playback, and microSD slot. So, it’s not a high-end device, but if you’re interested in a decent brand with good looks, along with mid-range functionality and price point to match, then this lean, light machine might be worth a look.

[via Engadget Mobile & MobileBurn]

Don't forget to VOTE! Each week, PhoneDog Fans vote for their #1 smartphone in the Official Smartphone Rankings. Vote now and contribute to the industry's most relevant weekly ranking charts

Products mentioned in this Article

eBay prices for the Motorola Hint QA30

Related posts

Comments & discussions  

Most popular Videos
Most popular Videos
Most popular Videos

Most popular Reactions
Most popular Reactions
Most popular Reactions

This weeks "People's Choice Rankings" best smartphones
People's Choice Rankings

See all hot devices