Cricket customers may not get to experience all of the wonders like some high-end Android smartphones that are being offered by post paid carriers, but it looks as though they're going to have a decent offering of their own.
Sure it's no top tiered device, but the Huawei Ascend might be good enough in getting the job done without that usual over-bloated price tag that accompanies most smartphones. Cricket Wireless plans to launch the Huawei Ascend some time later this month, but its biggest attraction has to be its $150 price – and that's no contract required. Of course it's going to be inexpensive, and it might actually feel and look cheap, but it'll nonetheless bring some Android love to the prepaid carrier.
The Ascend features a 3.5” HVGA touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel fixed-focus camera, EV-DO Rev.A, and Android 2.1. Although it might sound like it has a decent camera on board, it unfortunately resorts to shooting only QIF videos – so don't expect to see much detail in them. Additionally, it employs some physical buttons as opposed to the touch sensitive ones we see nowadays, but it surprisingly employs a neat Android 2.1 interface which uses a 9 panel home screen scheme.
Huawei Ascend Preliminary Specifications