Picture of the new Motorola Android phone for MetroPCS makes the rounds

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Picture of the new Motorola Android phone for MetroPCS makes the rounds
Why, it was just yesterday when we reported that speculation was circulating about a Motorola manufactured, Android 2.1 handset for pre-paid carrier MetroPCS. While certainly not the first Android device to grace the line up of the contract free carriers (that distinction goes to the Motorola i1 on Boost Mobile that is powered by Android 1.6), it is the first Android 2.1 flavored phone to be made available for the unlimited, pre-paid networkers. Looking at the picture below, we could point out that this model appears to be a close relative to the Motorola CLIQ right down to the keys on the landscape sliding QWERTY keyboard. No changes were reported in the specs from the info we told you yesterday, which includes a 600MHz processor and a 3MP camera (vs. 528MHz and a 5MP camera on the CLIQ). The exciting thing about this device is knowing that you can get all of the excitement and fun from an Android 2.1 equipped model while paying about $50 for unlimited service. Of course, as we pointed out before, no contract to sign means no subsidized pricing on the phone, so you better be prepared to shell out the full retail price for the unnamed model.

source: AndroidGuys







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18 Comments

1. chase3488

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

wow that was fast, i am really looking forward to getting this phone for pre-paid

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Considering this is a prepaid phone, props to motorola for sure. I know a lot of people who will be pleased.

3. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

how many people use MetroPCS?

14. jdog59

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

Over 7.7 million and counting. There coverage has gotten way better and they are putting up new cell towers daily. Watch out for this carrier because I think they are going to be a major player and do some things nobody expected.

4. rockindude24/7

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 28, 2009

definitely qettin this phone...hoping its qonna be less than 250..

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

im not hating or nothing... just curious. Why do people use q's instead of g's? I see it a lot. Isn't it easier to just type the word the way its supposed to be typed?

6. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

$500 +

7. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

$299. MetroPCS knows they can't sell phones for over $400 because at that price point, you're better off getting a device off contract on a post paid carrier w/ better service and coverage, and they'll hardly sell a device around $350- which is what the 8330 was selling for. Anyway, I can't wait to get my hands on this, and then turn around and sell butt loads, because I'm getting sick of customers coming in asking when Metro's going to get the iPhone...wtf...

10. Ep0stl3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

Tell me about it i had a guy get kinda crazy with me about Metro and the Iphone... Trust me if no other carrier has even got it yet metro wouldn't be the 1st.

18. techguy

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2010

no your rong sir the 8330 sold for 500 or 600$ when it first came out they then noticed it was a ridiculous price but i have metro and before i had t mobile and honestly there's no difference xcept for internet speed which probably wont be a big deal now because there going to switch to an LTE network yes 4g ftw but that wont be till later on this year so honestly there growing rapidly it sure beats those 150+ a month for an i phone.... well anyways very excited about this phone going to buy it once it hits shelves. but yea iphone will probably never go to metro... be grateful their getting Android's:D

8. Ep0stl3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 04, 2010

I will give an arm and a leg.., All you can eat Talk, Text, Web, On an Android Device!!! The Saving balances out though the Yr. Metro Got delt a Good hand with Moto..

9. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..metro is uber expensive if u ever leave yer coverAGE AREA!!

11. luv_droids

Posts: 30; Member since: May 21, 2010

this looks like some bullshyt...

12. chase3488

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

and your a hater!

13. Brian25x

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Not to sound real messed up but if that phone does come out to metropcs they gotta have a good coverage with there cell phone towers because some areas lack in service its not a bad looking phone maybe other cell phone company might get the same phone who knows sooner or later

15. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

I dont get it, aren't Boost and Virgin Mobile much better options? Nationwide coverage and they have BB's and now the Android i1. I used to see alot of Metro here until Boost and Virgin got new phones and launched their latest ad campaigns, now I barely see anyone with Metro.

17. jdog59

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

You have to remember that Boost operates off of Nextel's network which is slow and Virgin Mobile operates off of Sprint's network which is much faster and as I mentioned yesterday MetroPCS is putting up new towers almost daily and have a customer base larger than all of the other pre-paid carriers put together and for what you get for the money with their 40,45, 50 and even 60 dollar plans you really can't beat it with a stick.

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nice looking little phone. For Metro customers, I'll pray for you that it performs like a Droid or Cliq and not a Devour or Backflip.

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