T-Mobile has announced their latest budget Android handset, the Huawei-made Prism. The phone features a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 3.2MP camera, and 3G connectivity all for the price of $19.99 on a new two-year agreement (and after $50 mail-in rebate). The T-Mobile Prism runs Android 2.3 and is about as entry-level as it gets, but the price is right for those looking for a low-cost path to the smartphone age.
The Prism will be available exclusively from Best Buy starting May 6th before reaching Walmart stores on May 9th. T-Mobile will begin selling the phone through their own retail chain beginning May 23rd.
T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism
Built for first-time smartphone customers, the new Android device is expected to be available starting May 6.
BELLEVUE, Wash., — May 2, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® Prism™, the latest budget-friendly option for cost-conscious consumers looking for their first smartphone. The T-Mobile Prism will be available to T-Mobile customers through flexible pricing options, including no annual contract paired with a T-Mobile Monthly4G™ plan or paired with a two-year T-Mobile Classic or Value plan.
Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, the new 3G smartphone enables T-Mobile customers to easily surf the Web, access their favorite social networking sites and choose from thousands of applications to download from Google Play. The T-Mobile Prism also makes it simple to capture and share photos and videos via its 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recorder. With the T-Mobile Prism, customers can sync multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts, and more.
The T-Mobile Prism is expected to be available at Best Buy starting May 6, at Walmart starting May 9 and available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via www.T-Mobile.com and at select dealers beginning May 23. The T-Mobile Prism is expected to cost $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan or $149.99 via no annual contract.