T-Mobile Targets First Time Smartphone Buyers With T-Mobile Prism

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T-Mobile announced its latest budget-friendly smartphone in the form of the T-Mobile Prism. This Huawei-made device will cost just $20 after a rebate and with a two-year contract. Users who don't want to commit to the contract can purchase the phone for $150. The Prism runs on Android 2.3 and features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen. T-Mobile hasn't released a lot of other specifications about the phone, but it's been reported the Prism has a 600MHz processor. Although a 600MHz processor is weak by today's high-end phone standards, we suspect the phone's budget-friendly price will persuade many cost-conscious users. The smartphone will be available this Sunday, May 6.

T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism

Built for first-time smartphone customers, the new Android device
is expected to be available starting May 6.

Bellevue, Wash. — May. 2, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® Prism™, the latest budget-friendly option for cost-conscious consumers looking for their first smartphone.  The T-Mobile Prism will be available to T-Mobile customers through flexible pricing options, including no annual contract paired with a T-Mobile Monthly4G™ plan or paired with a two-year T-Mobile Classic or Value plan.

Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, the new 3G smartphone enables T-Mobile customers to easily surf the Web, access their favorite social networking sites and choose from thousands of applications to download from Google Play. The T-Mobile Prism also makes it simple to capture and share photos and videos via its 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recorder. With the T-Mobile Prism, customers can sync multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts, and more.

The T-Mobile Prism is expected to be available at Best Buy starting May 6, at Walmart starting May 9 and available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via www.T-Mobile.com and at select dealers beginning May 23. The T-Mobile Prism is expected to cost $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan or $149.99 via no annual contract.

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rapid1 replied on Fri, May 4 2012 9:50 AM

I don't know Sarah, Amber, and my mom all joined me on T-Mobile, but they all went with the cheap Samsung android. The cheap smart phones I just don't get. Of course I guess you don't have to go top end either but the cheap ones defeat the point all together to me. The one they all got is a Samsung unit which seems to be very good with power but it just operates kind of screwy where it won't do anything sometimes etc.

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