x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Two new featurephones join the line-up at MetroPCS

Two new featurephones join the line-up at MetroPCS

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags:

Two new featurephones join the line-up at MetroPCS
Pre-paid carrier MetroPCS has recently added the LG Esteem for its customers who want LTE connectivity, a 4.3 inch touchscreen and all of the bells and whistles that Android offers, but without getting tied up to a 2 year pact. But even those who just want a phone to do the basic things like make and take calls, send texts, and snap photos might not want to be tied up for 24 months. As a result, MetroPCS has bolstered its featurephone lineup with a couple of models that will never be confused for a high-end smartphone.

The LG Beacon offers a 2.8 inch touchscreen with resolution of 240 x 400 and supports 262,000 colors. The phone comes with a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard for texting and sending emails. A 1.3MP camera is on back and the phone can function as an MP3 player and includes a speakerphone. The price of the phone is $44 after a $25 mail-in rebate. Of course, being MetroPCS, there is no contract required.

The other addition to the roster is the Kyocera Presto. The device runs on BREW and is not a touchscreen model. It does have a regular numerical phone pad, a camera and access to the web. The device is $9 after a $20 mail-in rebate.

source: MetroPCS (1), (2) via PhoneScoop (1), (2)

The LG Beacon (L,LC) and the Kyocera Presto (RC,R) join the MetroPCS roster
The LG Beacon (L,LC) and the Kyocera Presto (RC,R) join the MetroPCS roster
The LG Beacon (L,LC) and the Kyocera Presto (RC,R) join the MetroPCS roster
The LG Beacon (L,LC) and the Kyocera Presto (RC,R) join the MetroPCS roster

The LG Beacon (L,LC) and the Kyocera Presto (RC,R) join the MetroPCS roster




4 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 09 Oct 2011, 20:56 1

1. Orbitman (Posts: 110; Member since: 09 Oct 2011)


Wow, it must be a really slow Sunday...

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 22:31 1

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


more like a really slow weekend... except friday

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 01:11

5. dmakun (Posts: 223; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Terribly slow weekend indeed. Never been this boring on here for some time

posted on 09 Oct 2011, 23:56 2

4. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Die feature phones, DIE!

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories