Virgin Mobile Lands HTC Wildfire S, LG Optimus Slider
Updated: added bluetooth details, added reference to LG Enlighten
Virgin Mobile USA today announced the addition of two Android handsets to its pre-paid lineup, the HTC Wildfire S, and the LG Optimus Slider. The Wildfire S will be Virgin Mobile's first device from HTC. It was announced earlier this year. The LG Optimus Slider (pictured) is a rebranded version of the LG Enlighten, and as the name implies is a sideways slider that offers a full QWERTY keyboard. It has a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The HTC Wildfire S will be available October 23 at Best Buy and RadioShack for $199.99. The LG Optimus Slider will be available October 17 from Virgin Mobile's web site for $199.99; October 31 in Best Buy and RadioShack stores; November 6 at Target; and November 13 in Sprint Stores.
LG 'Enlightens' Verizon Wireless's Budget Lineup
Verizon Wireless today announced the LG VS-700 Enlighten, a budget Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. The Enlighten features a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 display, 800MHz processor, sideways slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video capture.
U.S. Cellular Scores HTC Hero S, Wildfire S, Flyer Tablet
U.C. Cellular today announced the upcoming availability of three Android devices from HTC.
U.S. Cellular Refreshes Plan Pricing
U.S. Cellular today announced a trio of new plans for customers of its pre-paid wireless services.
MetroPCS Adds HTC Wildfire S to Lineup
MetroPCS today announced that the HTC Wildfire S, its first Android phone from HTC, will be available later this week for $179.99. MetroPCS's pre-paid plans start at $50 per month.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
LG Enlighten / Optimus Slider / Optimus Zip
3.2" display 320 x 480 pixels
1,500 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)