Huawei's Ascend probably wouldn't have caught an eye just a few years
ago. That name just doesn't really ring a bell. But these days, the
smartphone landscape is broader than ever, and people are definitely
paying attention to anyone who dares go up against the iPhone
Nexus One, etc. Huawei is best known internationally, but the company is
slowly proving to be a real contender in America. The Ascend is a new
budget smartphone, but it's a phone that would likely be a vast
improvement for many still stuck on a "dumbphone."
has decided to pick this phone up, giving people an
affordable way to get into a smartphone. Estimates are that smartphones
will dominate the phone arena in just a few years, and it's deals like
these that will likely convince people to upgrade if they're currently
waiting for a great deal. This particular phone has Android 2.1, a 3.5"
HVGA auto-rotate touchpanel, an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, 3.2MP camera,
Wi-Fi, access to the Android Market, and no contract required.
The phone is selling for $179, but that's contract-free; most other
Android phones these days are priced from $100 to $199, but require you
to stick to a 2-year agreement. The phone's available now if you don't
mind not having access to Froyo.
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
* 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
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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