Friday June 3, 2011 3:19 pm
T-Mobile announces inexpensive Samsung Exhibit 4G, Gravity SMART phones
On the heels of yesterday's heady HTC Sensation 4G announcement, T-Mobile announced Thursday that it is coming out with its second Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, device this month, the Samsung Exhibit 4G.
Not only does it cost half the price of the HTC Sensation, it actually runs on 4G speed, which T-Mobile defines as HSPA+ 21. The Sensation, meanwhile, is stuck on HSPA+ 14.4.
For a modest $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract, the Samsung Exhibit 4G comes with a 1-GHz processor, touch screen keyboard, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing photo camera with pre-installed video chat, Flash-supported Web browsing, microSD slot, and best of all, theoretical speeds of 21 Mbps. Or perhaps this is the best part: the phone also comes pre-loaded with Bejeweled 2, Hasbro's Scrabble, and Doodle Jump.
The Exhibit comes in black or violet, and is expected to hit stores sometime in June, T-Mobile said.
T-Mobile also announced on Thursday the June availability of the Samsung Gravity Smart phone, part of that is geared towards those looking for an "affordable, yet functional messaging device."
Running on Android 2.2 (Froyo), the Gravity Smart features a horizontal, four-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with Swype, 3.2-inch screen, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and digital zoom, and a camcorder.
The Gravity Smart costs $69.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract.
This article, written by Sara Yin, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.
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