Besides the new Motorola XPRT
Android powered smartphone being offered starting today, Sprint is still catering to those customers who prefer something less complicated in the form of feature phones. Flying under the radar for the most part, the Samsung Trender
is now available for purchase for the 2-year contract price of $29.99
Almost similar to the previous Samsung Seek, the Trender is packing a physical landscape-sliding keyboard, but more importantly, it’s Sprint’s very first CDMA device that will run on the ESMR band
(817-824MHz and 862-869MHz). Naturally, the availability of the ESMR brand comes along as Sprint intends to phase out the iDEN technology they inherited from Nextel.
Mainly focusing on the messaging side of things, some of the Trender’s other notable features include a touchscreen, 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, social networking focused apps, and a 1,000 mAh. If you’re not too interested in picking this one up on-contract, you can always buy it outright for the price of $229.99