Samsung Galaxy Indulge on MetroPCS is the first Android smartphone with 4G LTE radio you can actually buy

MetroPCS scores the first Android smartphone with 4G LTE radio you can actually buy
MetroPCS and Sammy just announced the Samsung Galaxy Indulge - the first Android handset with LTE radio. The 4G QWERTY slider is running Froyo, and the rest of the specs are ho-hum - 3.5" screen with 320x480 pixels of resolution, Swype support, and a 3MP camera, but 1GHz Hummingbird chipset, which should make it pretty fast. The phone retails for $399, but don't forget you don't need annual contracts with MetroPCS.

This is the local carrier's second LTE phone. The Samsung Craft was the first LTE phone in the US, whereas MetroPCS is now outing the first Android LTE phone in America. Not that you will switch to their $60 all-unlimited plan for that reason only, but it's always nice to have bragging rights for a few months.

The press release states that the Samsung Galaxy Indulge is coming with a 4GB microSD card, on which the movie "Iron Man 2" is preloaded, but the MetroPCS site states the card is 2GB, so go figure. The bad news is that the 4G LTE radio is obviously a battery hog, since even with this mid-range screen and 1500mAh battery, the talk time is quoted as mere 3 hours.

source: MetroPCS

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