Virgin Mobile Alcatel Venture Android phone official for $100

Virgin Mobile Alcatel Venture Android phone official for $100
The Virgin Mobile Alcatel Venture Android phone that leaked recently just got fleshed out by the carrier, in all of its $99.99 glory. It's a QWERTY candybar with 3G connectivity and Android 2.3 Gingerbread that comes light on the wallet, since Virgin's plans start from $35 monthly and don't require a contract.

Inside the Virgin Mobile Venture is powered by a measly 600MHz processor, coupled with 512MB of RAM. Above the portrait QWERTY physical keyboard is the 2.8" display with 240x320 pixels of resolution, and the phone comes with a 2GB microSD card preinstalled.

Well, Google's Eric Schmidt promised at his MWC keynote that entry-level Android phones will break the $100 barrier downwards soon, even in the US, but we didn't know he meant as soon as this week, with the Venture $99.99 handset.

The phone is up for pre-order in the source link below, and ship date is pinned for March 15.

source: VirginMobile

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1. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

It's not ZTE, It's an Alcatel.

2. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Fixed, thank you

3. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Looks alright, especially for a prepaid phone.

4. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

2.8 inch screen? That's gotta be a record for android. At least i hope so. Even with a keyboard 2.8 inches is tiny, especially for android.

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The Sprint Express has a 2.6 inch.

6. Swiitdii

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

At least it has a full physical keyboard so its easy to text! The Tmobile comet has a 2.8inch screen but w/out the physical keyboard. Now that's pathetic! Feel sorry for who ever got that.

7. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I would rather they got another Blackberry honestly.

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