LG Brings Esteem To MetroPCS' 4G Lineup
MetroPCS today announced the LG Esteem, the company's third 4G LTE phone. Nearly identical to the LG Revolution for Verizon, the Esteem differs only in the amount of internal memory (8 GB on the Esteem) and the frequency bands it supports for LTE, to match Metro's network. The phone is marketed as being media-centric. For an extra $10/month, consumers can choose unlimited music streaming from Rhapsody, or streaming video content from MetroSTUDIO. The phone sports Android 2.3, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel main camera, front camera, 4.3-inch display, TV output via HDMI (wired) and DLNA (wireless), and 8GB of built-in memory plus a memory card slot. It goes on sale "this week" for $349, although a $100 mail-in rebate brings the total down to $249.
MetroPCS Lands Disney and ESPN Content
MetroPCS today announced that it has signed agreements with Disney/ABC so that it may provide video content from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family, ABC News, Disney Channel, Disney XD, and ESPN through its MetroSTUDIO Video On Demand application. The MetroSTUDIO application is available to MetroPCS's LTE-equipped devices and is included with the $60 monthly LTE service plan.
ZTE Avid Plus Offers 5-Inch Screen for $115
ZTE today announced the Avid Plus, an entry-level Android phone for T-Mobile and MetroPCS that will sell for just $115. It sports a 5-inch screen, Cat.
Alcatel Reveals the Fierce 4 for MetroPCS
Alcatel today announced the Fierce 4, a large, budget-conscious Android smartphone that will be sold by MetroPCS. The Fierce 4 features a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen and is powered by a quad-core, 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 processor with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
Unannounced Alcatel Allura Headed to AT&T
The FCC this week approved and made public the Alcatel one touch Allura, an unannounced Android phone for AT&T. The technical model number (5056) suggests a phone very similar to the Fierce XL (5054) for MetroPCS.