It wasn't all that long ago that MetroPCS began offering the LG Connect 4G, but today the carrier added yet another Android handset to its roster. The latest handset to join the MetroPCS family is the ZTE Score M which, as you might've guessed, is fairly similar to the ZTE Score that's already available on Cricket. Specs for the Score M include a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel camera and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Score M differs from the Score in the battery department, packing a 1,500mAh battery while the regular Score's juice pack is 1,200mAh. Pricing for the ZTE Score M on MetroPCS is set at $49 after a $30 mail-in rebate.
The ZTE Score M looks to be a fairly entry-level handset, but for folks on MetroPCS looking to get an Android phone on the cheap, it could definitely be worth considering. Plus, since the last couple of Android phones introduced by MetroPCS have been higher-end, it's good to see Metro fleshing out its low-end lineup as well. If you're interested in checking out the Score M further, you can mosey on over to MetroPCS's website by clicking right here.
ZTE and MetroPCS Launch Score™ M Android Smartphone
March 16, 2012, Richardson, TX – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced the availability of the ZTE Score™ M, the first ZTE Android smartphone for MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
The full-featured Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Score M is convenient for customers to carry and operate with its comfortable 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display and 4.8 ounces weight. The phone’s 3.2 megapixel camera allows users to capture moments as they happen and instantly share photos and video across their social networks, while Google Play gives consumers new ways to learn and stay entertained with more than 450,000 Android applications and games.
The ZTE Score M offers the robust features users demand in a data-enabled mobile device. Its affordability is particularly appealing for those consumers who want to trial or upgrade to a smartphone, as it is smartly priced and the available MetroPCS service plans provide tremendous value.
“There is an increasing number of consumers that see how the functionality of a smartphone will enhance their lives, but still may not be prepared to commit fully to a costly device,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA, and President, North America Region, ZTE. “Working with MetroPCS to offer these customers the ZTE Score M will allow them to have the smartphone experience at an incredible value.”
The Score M features:
· 600 MHz processor
· 1500 mAh battery
· 4GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD
· CDMA 1x-EVDOrA Cell/PCS/AWS network
· Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) compatible
Pricing and availability:
The ZTE Score M is available for $49 plus tax, after mail-in rebate, for a limited time at all MetroPCS and dealer retail locations nationwide as well as online at www.metropcs.com/phones.
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE USA is dedicated to making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers nationwide. For more information, visit www.zteusa.com.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, service and terminals markets. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while achieving continued revenue growth. ZTE’s 2010 revenue led the industry with a 21% increase to USD10.609 billion. ZTE commits 10 percent of its revenue to research and development and takes a leading role in a wide range of international bodies developing emerging telecoms standards. A company with sound corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, ZTE is a member of the UN Global Compact. ZTE is China’s only listed telecom manufacturer, publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.