AT&T has added a new off-contract Android smartphone compatible with its prepaid service – GoPhone. The phone in question is the Huawei Fusion 2, which is an updated version of the original Huawei Fusion. The Fusion 2 is very similar to its predecessor, with a few additional extras, and will set you back $99.99 without any long term contract. The phone comes with a nice surprise in the form of free shipping if you purchase the device online.
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The Huawei Fusion 2 features a 3.5-inch LCD touch screen with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution and a 3.2 megapixel main camera with 4x zoom and live video capture and playback. The phone is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm MSM7225A-1-AA processor clocked at 800 MHz and sports 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory, with approximately 2 GB available to the user. There is an option to expand the storage capacity, since the Fusion 2 is compatible with up to 32 GB misroSC memory cards.
The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which may be a huge disappointment for many customers. With more and more devices boasting Jelly Bean out of the box, a phone with ancient Gingerbread seems like from a previous era. Even though, the operating system is not one of the latest, you will still have access to most Google Mobile Services for example Gmail, Google Maps and Google Play, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The Huawei Fusion 2 comes pre-loaded with a few AT&T apps, for example AT&T Navigator, AT&T Social Net, AT&T U-verse Live TV, YPmobile, and AT&T Mobile Care.
The Fusion 2 is equipped with a 1.400 mAh battery, which according to the manufacturer guarantees up to 5 hours talk time and up to 14 days 12 hours standby time, a GPS receiver for use with maps, search, and other location-aware services, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.3 technology with supported profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, OPP, PBA, A2DP, and AVRC. Being a world phone, the Fusion 2 is tri-band (850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz ) and quad-band (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) compatible.
Other features of the Huawei Fusion 2 include: web browser, music player, built-in FM radio, games (puzzle, sports, action, card, racing and more), conference calling, call forwarding, voice dialing, voice commands and predictive text entry for faster and easier typing.