LG Beacon Lights Up MetroPCS' Lineup
This touch-based CDMA messaging phone is like the LG Cosmos, and includes a 2.8-inch touch screen, sliding text keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera, memory card slot, and stereo Bluetooth. It also has an MP3 player, speakerphone, and GPS-based navigation. It costs $69 before a $25 mail-in rebate (final price is $44). The LG Beacon is available without a contract.
ZTE's Cymbal-T Flip Phone Boasts Android, a Touch Screen and LTE
ZTE recently released the Cymbal-T, a flip phone that runs Android and includes a 3.5-inch touch screen. The Cymbal-T is a traditional clamshell with physical navigation keys and numerical dial pad.
LG Aristo 2 for MetroPCS Packs More RAM
MetroPCS recently added the LG Aristo 2 to its lineup of inexpensive Android handsets. This device is a minor update to the original Aristo.
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.
T-Mobile Starts Selling ZTE ZMax Pro
T-Mobile today began selling the ZTE ZMax Pro — an affordable Android phablet with a 6-inch, full-HD screen, fingerprint reader, 32 GB of storage, 13-megapixel camera, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor — for $180. The company started selling the phone under the MetroPCS brand in August, but is now bringing it to the T-Mobile lineup.