Sprint announces $19.99 Express for internet-only
Sprint today announced that the rumored $19.99 Express handset is officially part of their Android lineup. Available as an internet-only model (no retail presence), the ultra-low-cost phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 2.6-inch touch display, a physical keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera, and support for Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. Like many other Sprint devices the Express offers support for Sprint IDpacks.
Noteworthy hardware and software details:
- Android 2.3, Gingerbread featuring Sprint ID customizable user interface
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen
- 3.2MP camera and camcorder
- 3G hotspot capability for up to five devices simultaneously
- Wi-Fi b/g/n capable
- 1500mAh Li-Ion battery
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Dimensions: 4.47 x 2.47 x 0.46 inches
- Weight: 4.76 ounces
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Corporate email (Exchange Active Sync) and personal email (POP & IMAP)
- 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™
- 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.