MetroPCS Planning Half a Dozen Android Phones by End of 2011

MetroPCS is looking to break out in 2011 with big Android plans.  The nation’s fifth largest wireless provider expects to make a half dozen Android handsets available by the end of 2011 with their next device coming as soon as February.  Look for the follow-up to the Optimus M to arrive around CES/Mobile World Congress with a slew of announcements in the coming summer months.  

In a hint of things to come, MetroPCS CEO Roger D. Linquist said they forecast prices to start below $150 and go up to the $400-$500 range.  That’s one heck of a starting price for unsubsidized phones if you ask us!

Our question to MetroPCS is this – when are we going to see this Motorola handset?  Are you guys waiting until it’s so outdated that it’s worth less than $150 to begin with?

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6 Comments

  1. Chazz
    December 08, 09:44 Reply

    First LTE Android will be the Samsung Forte. Samsung made Metro’s first LTE phone, the “feature phone” Craft. Makes sense they will also supply the first LTE Android phone.

    A video of an unknown LTE Android was on Metro’s YouTube channel briefly, to demonstrate a mobile banking feature. But the phone was attracting more notice than the banking demonstration — so the video was abruptly pulled. Metro wants customers to buy phones in their inventory right now, not wait for some future phone that has not been officially announced yet. Insiders said it was an upcoming phone called the Samsung Forte.

  2. Mauther
    December 08, 11:59 Reply

    The naming seems odd since the Samsung Forte is a line of AC/purifiers.

  3. extremely well
    December 09, 14:02 Reply

    I had MetroPCS for 7+ years then switched to T-Mobile after realizing I do need nationwide coverage and a GSM smartphone (overseas use). I ain’t looking back.

  4. Bsh Hinkle
    April 27, 21:07 Reply

    Metropcs better get on board with carrying phones equivalent to LG’s G2X like what you’ll find at T-Mobile or they’re not going to make it. When technology becomes available that people desire, people actively try to aquire it. Come on metro, wake up and smell the coffee!

  5. Bsh Hinkle
    April 27, 21:07 Reply

    Metropcs better get on board with carrying phones equivalent to LG’s G2X like what you’ll find at T-Mobile or they’re not going to make it. When technology becomes available that people desire, people actively try to aquire it. Come on metro, wake up and smell the coffee!

  6. Setoneup
    April 28, 21:41 Reply

    Metropcs can give T Mobile….AT&T and the likes if they sell better phones, the public want updated technology as it comes along….not wait a year for something every body els is carrying…..come on Metro…get out of bed!!!!!!!!!!!

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