Huawei M835, LG MS910 Bryce, and Samsung Admire all run Android, are all destined for MetroPCSAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Ready for a few new Android phones, MetroPCS customers? Good, because that's exactly what you'll be getting over the next few months. First up we've got the Huawei M835, which MetroPCS made official today. This bite-size handset features a 2.8-inch 320x240 display, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSD card support, and Android 2.2. The M835's spec sheet may not melt your face off, but its price just might: MetroPCS sells the handset for $129, but thanks to an instant discount you'll only need to shell out $79 for the Froyo-packin' phone. And that's sans contract, natch. The M835 is available right now, and you can peep its press release at the bottom of this post.
Next up is the LG MS910, aka the LG Bryce, aka Verizon's LG Revolution. The Bryce just passed through the FCC and, thanks to a member over at Howard Forums, we've got some leaked photos and details of the device to share with you. Rumored be to arriving in October, the MS910 features specs similar to the Revolution, including a 4.3-inch 480x800 display and 1GHz Snapdragon core. However, it has had its internal storage shrunk down to just 4GB, down from the 16GB found on its Big Red brother. Best of all, though, may be the news that the Bryce is said to be packing Android 2.3.4. Check out photos of LG handset in the wild below.
The last stop on our tour of upcoming MetroPCS Android devices is the Samsung Admire, also known as the Samsung SCH-R720. The Admire reportedly packs a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 800MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, and a completely stock version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Admire is rumored to be landing around August or September with a no-contract price tag of $149.99 after a $50 instant rebate. Photos of the Admire can also be found below.
So there you have it. It's good to see MetroPCS expanding its Android lineup, especially since the variety in these three new devices means that there's something for everyone (unless you're a die-hard physical keyboard lover). Now we just have to wait for the Admire and Bryce to be made official and actually hit shelves. Unfortunately, in the words of the great Tom Petty, the waiting is the hardest part.
MetroPCS Offers Back to School Bargains on New Android Smartphones and Feature Phones
DALLAS – (July 12, 2011) – High schoolers, college students and parents can have it all this back to school season with a variety of phones at great prices from MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS), including the new Huawei M835 Android smartphone, retailing for $79, and the Samsung Freeform III, retailing for $49. With unlimited talk, text and Web service plans starting at just $40 per month, including all applicable taxes and regulatory fees, going back to school with MetroPCS means students and parents don't have to stretch their budgets now or for the rest of the year in order to have the latest in apps, entertainment and organizational tools essential for the school year.
MetroPCS' Huawei M835, powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo), is perfect for first-time smartphone users or those who want a smartphone on a budget. Loaded with DTS EnveloTM Virtual Sound Technology, the M835 delivers crisp and clear audio for music, entertainment and gaming. With access to more than 100,000 applications on the Android MarketTM, the Huawei M835 is a mobile entertainment center for the most plugged-in students. The SWYPE-enabled Huawei M835 also includes GPS navigation, 3.2 megapixel camera with video capabilities and an MP3 Music Player. All of these features are available with MetroPCS' $50 smartphone service plan, including all applicable taxes and regulatory fees – about half the cost of smartphone service plans available from other carriers today.
Another great back to school choice is the affordable, new Samsung Freeform III, which keeps students' social lives in full swing with unlimited messaging, email and access to social networks. Featuring a QWERTY keypad, 1.3 megapixel camera and MP3 music player, the Samsung Freeform III is available on MetroPCS' $40, $45 or $50 monthly service plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees.
In addition to launching its new Huawei M835 and Samsung Freeform III phones, MetroPCS is offering special back to school promotional pricing on the Kyocera Torino (retailing for $29), Samsung Messenger III (retailing for $69), Samsung Galaxy Indulge (retailing for $299), and LG Optimus M (retailing for $99).
"MetroPCS understands the importance of value-conscious options when it comes to wireless services and is dedicated to offering affordable and flexible service plans with no hidden costs or charges," said Tony Lau, staff vice president handset product management, MetroPCS. "This back to school season, MetroPCS wants students to have access to the coolest phones and offerings by providing a variety of our smartphones and messaging phones that meet the needs of our customers without breaking the bank."
Via Engadget (1), (2), CNet, Electronista, PhoneNews, FCC, Howard Forums