It looks like TracFone, the affordable PAYG carrier, will be getting a new Android-based handset. It’s the entry-level LG Optimus Zip. This phone isn’t meant to impress on its own merit, but it should impress in price once it launches. (Unfortunately pricing and availability could not be had at this time.) It’ll have a 3.2 inch display, an 800MHz processor, a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, and more. See if you can spot this on a hook at Walmart sometime soon.
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