MetroPCS has officially launched the Huawei Ascend. An entry-level smartphone that’s powered by the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system (OS), the Huawei Ascend features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 3.2MP camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
MetroPCS states that the Huawei Ascend is priced at $179 for smartphone plans starting at $50 per month with no annual contract. What a great value for an Android device offering key features, such as:
* Access to more than 100,000 apps in the Android Market, in addition to games, ringtones and wallpapers available through the metro App Store.
* A 3.5-inch HVGA auto-rotate touchscreen with onscreen QWERTY keyboard for easy text input.
* 3.2MP camera and camcorder to shoot and share images and video with friends and family.
* Easy Wi-Fi connectivity – automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
“Our customers desire more choices and are looking for the latest handsets and services that fit their personalities, lifestyles and budgets,” said Tom Keys, chief operating officer of MetroPCS. “With the addition of this device, we are again expanding our portfolio to provide our customers with a chance to experience the latest technology with the value of affordable, flexible and predictable no-annual-contract wireless services.”
MetroPCS customers can also enjoy Metro USA with nationwide unlimited talk, text and web services and no-annual-contract service plans with taxes and regulatory fees included.
MetroPCS recently expanded its LTE 4G network to San Francisco and launched the Samsung Craft.