Motorola TRIUMPH is a cool Android handset for Virgin, with 4.1" screen and 1GHz CPU
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 09, 2011, 1:17 PM
Unlike the high-end PHOTON 4G that was announced today, the TRIUMPH is sporting a simple rectangular shape, and is fairly thin at 0.39 inches.
The Motorola TRIUMPH surely looks like a phone that would be considered an above average Android offering on any network, but for now it is limited to Virgin Mobile only. The only downside we are seeing is that it is running Android 2.2 Froyo, but it seems stock, not to mention software disadvantages are always easier to mend than hardware ones.
The phone is the first to come with the Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 giving you access to Virgin's branded music stream, hosted by DJ Abbey Braden. Also, besides watching live music performance videos, you'll be allowed various “check in” features at special events with the app, a tribute to the musical roots of the carrier.
Did we say the Motorola TRIUMPH has an HDMI-out port? We haven't, and, yes, you'll be able to stream the HD 720p video captured with the phone to your HDTV. Currently Motorola lists the handset as available in the beginning of Q2 on its website, but that's a typo, it should say Q3, since Motorola said at its event today that the TRIUMPH is coming in the summer.
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coverage is very minimal and nothing compared to the other carriers
posted on Jun 09, 2011, 3:00 PM 0
Absolutely correct... But I'm usually on WiFi, and the few times I do leave my comfy couch, I get enough coverage to do some texting and (slow) surfing. I'm very excited for this phone, I think it will be a great thing for VM. And who can argue with UNLIMITED DATA/TEXTING for $25 a month?
posted on Jun 09, 2011, 3:09 PM 1
it depends on where you live. vmobile uses the sprint network, which has excellent coverage on the east coast. true sprint is smaller than verizon & att, but you would never see them offering a phone like this with prepaid plans as low as $25.
posted on Jun 12, 2011, 5:58 PM 0
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@smalltank- WOW...LOL..are you serious? Don't be a hater because your overpaying on a 2 year contract! LOL. I was with T-mobile for 4 months and was paying $92.55..my service was horrible....call quality was bad..text messages wouldn't go through sometimes..and I couldn't upload pics to FB etc...so I canceled and went with Virgin Mobile on June 6th and I can tell you my coverage is awesome...texts are going through in 2 seconds, I'm ALWAYS connected to a 3G connection instead of a E(Edge) with T-mobile and the call quality is awesome! I LOVE VM and I'm only paying $40 a month!!! LOL
posted on Jun 12, 2011, 9:23 PM 0
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4.1 inch 480 by 800 display with a 1GHz processor was considered high end only about 6 months ago. So this is a great phone considering it's prepaid. If you have the coverage and don't want a contract but want a decent phone, go for this one. I am also happy to know it will be running stock android instead of motoblur. No offense but I would rather have stock android over any skin. If you want the widgets different layout then just download a launcher off the android market, most of them are free. However with a skin, it's still there and taking up space and memory.
posted on Jun 09, 2011, 3:22 PM 3
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i completely agree. i'd be excited if this had Bionic-Specs and it was coming to Verizon. it's a good looking phone too, nice and simple. o:
posted on Jun 09, 2011, 4:48 PM 1
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If I ever get out of my contract and need to go prepaid. This would def be the phone to get. It's awesome to finally see prepaid phones arent just limited to flip phones and tiny samsung keyboard sliders. The first android phone was really weak, 3 inch display, low res, slow processor, and android 1.6 I think? Motorola really went beyond with this device, high specs, large display, hdmi, front facing camera. Hopefully we will see more prepaid phones like these in multiple prepaid carriers.
posted on Jun 09, 2011, 6:04 PM 3
at&t, verizon, and vmobile (sprint's prepaid carrier) have had smart phones available with prepaid plans for a long time now. you can get the droid on verizon and the iphone on at&t with prepaid plans (though you pay full retail and have to deal with data caps)
posted on Jun 12, 2011, 6:13 PM 0
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This seems to be a very nice phone. I've googled it and seen videos of how it works. Hopefully this phone won't be over $300. I called VM and they didn't give me much information about it. I'm currently on the T-mobile network and have been a customer for 9 yrs. The company was GREAT at first but now the service is bad. I can't wait to switch to VM which is on the sprint network. Great service & phone for an affordable price. Thanks VM
posted on Jun 20, 2011, 8:53 AM 0
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An update since I see the last post was on June 20th, the Triumph is debuting on Virgin prepaid on July 19, 2011. It will retail for $300. Virgin is also changing its plan pricing available for this phone. So if you want to lock in the old rates, do so before July 19. Beyond Talk $40 (unlimited web, text) 1200 talk minutes - Going up to $45 monthly. Beyond Talk $60 (unlimited everything) - Going DOWN in price to $55 monthly. Of course, being prepaid there's no contracts. Like Felicia... I have been with T-Mobile for a long time (2003). I have paid them about $22,000 over the years, for two lines. However, I too noticed the significant decline of T-Mobile's customer service, which used to be the reason I stuck it out with T-Mobile. Having been a victim of incompetence, negligence, vindictiveness, and unprofessional behavior as soon as Virgin got this phone (I bought one on eBay for $300, $9 shipping) and Metro PCS got the Samsung Indulge, I just today canceled my T-Mobile accounts. My GF and I will be trying out both Virgin and Metro PCS, to see which carrier we prefer. Really looking forward to getting this phone in the mail.
posted on Jul 19, 2011, 12:10 AM 0
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