Just one month ago, MetroPCS had exactly zero Android smartphones in their lineup. They launched the LG Optimus M on November 24th, and today they're doubling the amount of their Android offerings with the Huawei Ascend. Available right now for $179 sans contract, the Ascend is packing a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, microSD card slot, and Android 2.1. The press release is available for your perusal down below.
While the Ascend isn't the most high-end Android device around, $179 still isn't a bad price for an Eclair-powered smartphone with a 3.5-inch display. Added with a $50 unlimited everything MetroPCS plan, you'll be able to enjoy everything Android has to offer on the cheap. So, would any of you consider switching to a device like the Ascend on MetroPCS?
MetroPCS Adds to Its Handset Lineup With Affordable Android Phone
New Huawei Ascend Android smartphone arrives just in time for the holidays
DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) today launched a new handset sure to entice last-minute holiday shoppers who are looking for the latest technology at an incredible value. The Huawei Ascend™ is available today in MetroPCS stores and online at www.metropcs.com.
An entry-level smartphone powered by the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system (OS), the Huawei Ascend is a perfect match for consumers wanting to move from a feature phone to a smartphone. The intuitive OS and nine customizable home screens make it easy to organize and get quick access to widgets, shortcuts, apps and social networks, and users can update their Facebook status or Tweet from the home screen. With smartphone plans starting at $50 per month with no annual contract, the Huawei Ascend is priced at $179-a great value for an Android device offering key features such as:
* Access to more than 100,000 apps in the Android Market™, in addition to games, ringtones and wallpapers available through the @metro App Store™
* A 3.5-inch HVGA auto-rotate touchscreen with onscreen QWERTY keyboard for easy text input
* 3.2 MP camera and camcorder to shoot and share images and video with friends and family
* Easy Wi-Fi® connectivity – automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide
"Our customers desire more choices and are looking for the latest handsets and services that fit their personalities, lifestyles and budgets," said Tom Keys, chief operating officer of MetroPCS. "With the addition of this device, we are again expanding our portfolio to provide our customers with a chance to experience the latest technology with the value of affordable, flexible and predictable no annual contract wireless services."
MetroPCS customers can also enjoy Metro USA(SM) with nationwide unlimited talk, text and web services and no annual contract service plans with taxes and regulatory fees included.
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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate with no annual contract. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With MetroUSA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their services in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of September 30, 2010, MetroPCS had approximately 7.9 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.
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