T-Mobile today announced their next Android smartphone, the “budget-friendly” Prism 3G, putting it on sale a few short days from now.  Priced at $19.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and two-year agreement, the phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features entry-level specs.  Details include a 3.5-inch HVGA touch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, 2GB microSD card, and 3G connectivity.

Chances are good that you existing Android users already have a more powerful device sitting on your desk right now.  With hardware that would have been merely average in 2010, it’s definitely not worth your upgrade money. On the other hand, this is the perfect entry-level device for Aunt Alice.

The T-Mobile Prism lands at Best Buy on May 6, at Walmart on May 9 and then on to T-Mobile retail stores starting May 23.  Should you opt for picking one of these up without a contract, you’ll need to have $149.99 in your wallet.

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.

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