Samsung Indulge Brings Another 4G Android Smartphone To MetroPCS

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Surprised to see yet another 4G phone on the horizon? You shouldn't be. With every major carrier now pushing for the next step in mobile broadband, 4G is becoming more of the rule than the exception. MetroPCS was one of the first carriers to actually activate a 4G network, despite the fact that it's a much smaller carrier compared to Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T. The company's newest 4G phone is the Samsung Indulge, and it's powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo).


The phone supports MetroPCS' LTE 4G network, and there's a familiar TouchWiz interface on there for those who have used Samsung smartphones before. It's boasting a 1GHz processor, 3MP camera (with video recording), a music player, stereo Bluetooth, a 4GB microSD card and a price that's far less than most unsubsidized phones. You must remember that MetroPCS isn't a contract carrier, so you buy your phone free and clear and then pay for service month-to-month. At $399 off-contract, it's a super affordable Android option, particularly when you consider the 4G support. It's available later this week should you be interested.

METROPCS AND SAMSUNG MOBILE UNVEIL THE SAMSUNG GALAXY INDULGE, THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE 4G LTE ANDROID SMARTPHONE

Consumers can have it all – apps, entertainment and organization tools with lightning fast speeds – at about half the price of other 4G smartphone service plans

DALLAS– February 9, 2011 - MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS), the nation’s leading provider of unlimited, no annual contract, flat-rate wireless service, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. 1, today introduced the world’s first commercially available 4GLTE enabled Android™ smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Indulge™.

At about half the cost of other 4G smartphone service plans today, consumers can truly have it all with MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 4GLTE smartphone service plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees.  MetroPCS is delivering this unmatched value with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE Web page browsing, along with data access to streaming audio, video and gaming content, downloads and Android applications.

“Our commitment to offering premium, feature-rich smartphones was once again fulfilled today with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, which will allow consumers to experience the vast benefits of both MetroPCS’ 4GLTE services and the Android operating system,” said Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. “Mobile consumers no longer have to choose between low cost service and high-end Android handsets. Instead, they can truly have it all by being able to select from a full spectrum of feature and smartphones paired with 4GLTE services at an unmatched value.”

Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo), the Galaxy Indulge is the perfect smartphone for those who want to manage every aspect of their lives from a mobile device. MetroPCS’ 4GLTE service delivers lightning fast Web page browsing and also allows customers to watch and listen to exclusive entertainment and multimedia content from their favorite shows through the MetroSTUDIO application. Quick access to the Android Market™ provides more than 100,000 applications to consumers’ fingertips and Android’s intuitive user interface with Samsung TouchWiz enhancements makes customizing the device’s home screens simple and easy. The Galaxy Indulge’s combination touch screen/QWERTY keyboard means consumers can send messages via e-mail, SMS or social media channels through whichever input method they choose.

“The Galaxy Indulge integrates two of Samsung’s core product investments; the Android platform and bringing powerful and intuitive 4G-enabled devices to the U.S. market,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy Indulge is loaded with the speed of the Android OS, true mobile broadband connectivity and a 1GHz processor with rich multimedia features for premium movie and TV content.”

The Galaxy Indulge provides complete access to Google Mobile services, including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™. This sleek smartphone features a 3 megapixel camera and camcorder with auto-focus, music player, Stereo Bluetooth® capabilities and expandable memory storage up to 32GB. Additionally, the Galaxy Indulge includes a 4GB microSD™ card, preloaded with the action film “IRONMAN 2,” produced by Paramount Pictures2.

The Samsung Galaxy Indulge is the second LTE-enabled mobile phone offered by MetroPCS, following the Samsung Craft TM which was introduced in late 2010. The Galaxy Indulge will be available in MetroPCS stores and online later this week with a suggested retail price of $399 plus tax.

Visit www.metropcs.com for store location information or to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Indulge online and sign up for service plans. To find out more information on the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, please visit www.samsungwireless.com or www.samsungusanews.com.
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rapid1 replied on Thu, Feb 10 2011 10:54 PM

I actually saw one of these in a MetroPCS show room this past weekend, or at least it looked the same, and was made by Samsung. The rep told me it was not an android phone though unless I was mistaken. He pointed at a couple others and said they were Android though the highest version I saw was Android 2.1. He also mentioned the Android phones were the hottest selling phones in the store by far.

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Papapak replied on Fri, Feb 11 2011 10:19 PM

i feel like hte screen is a bit too small, i want a screen thats really big with minimal buttons lol looks like this cannot be compared to iphone again!!

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