Today Sprint released a BlackBerry-like Android smartphone, the Express from Sprint, for $19.99 with a contract. The Express from Sprint is an ultra-affordable Android 2.3 phone. Here are the details on this Sprint phone:
Express from Sprint is an affordable candy bar style device boasting Android 2.3 and featuring Sprint ID, which takes mobile phone customization to a new level. It features a 2.6-inch capacitive touch display, full QWERTY keyboard and access to select Sprint ID packs. Its an easy-to-use smartphone for the socially connected consumer.
Android 2.3, Gingerbread featuring Sprint ID customizable user interface Full QWERTY keyboard 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen 3G hotspot capability for up to five devices simultaneously Wi-Fi b/g/n capable Large battery for maximizing phones potential (1500mAh Li-Ion) Telenav GPS navigation enabled with turn-by-turn directions and point-of-interest searches Full suite of Google applications and services: Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Mail, YouTube Bluetooth 2.1 enabled Touchscreen and integrated, backlit QWERTY keyboard makes sending email and editing documents fast and familiar Corporate email (Exchange Active Sync) and personal email (POP & IMAP)
3.2MP camera and camcorder to capture the moments instantly Android Market providing access to more than 200,000 apps Sprint Zone a one-stop source to access your wireless account, phone tips, news, a list of top apps and more. Sprint Football Live Get the live game center play-by-play action, keep up with real-time stats, scores and customizable alerts. NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile Listen to live radio broadcasts of the race, get real-time stats, leader boards and telemetry data Sprint TV & Movies Watch live broadcasts, special mobile programming and exclusive full-length, on-demand episodes. 3.5mm headset jack
Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.47 x 0.46 inches Weight: 4.76 ounces Display: 2.6-inch QVGA touch display with 320x240 TFT Battery: Standard removable 1500mAh Li-Ion battery, providing up to six hours continuous talk time.
Express from Sprint is available today via Sprint Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and can be ordered in any Sprint retail store. It costs just $19.99 (excluding taxes) with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade), on an Everything Data Plan with Premium Data add-on and two-year agreement after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card.
Express from Sprint requires activation on one of the Sprint Everything Data plans plus a required $10 per month Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprints Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at $69.99 per month plus required $10 per month Premium Data add-on charge.