Looking through phone offers, it may seem that flip phones are a thing of the past. Indeed, the vast majority of devices on sale nowadays are touchscreen-only smartphones with bar design. However, if you are in the market for a good old flip phone, also known as clamshell, you can easily find one. In fact, ZTE has just added a brand new Android model to the mix that you can buy through Best Buy for just a hundred bucks.
When you look at the smartphone market, you can clearly see two major tactics manufacturers and retailers use to encourage customers to buy their phones. When it comes to high-end devices, the main focus is on adding new features and revolutionary solutions. Lower-end phones, however, are all about affordability. You can find a selection of smart devices costing around $35, but even that little can be considered expensive compared to Walmart’s latest offerings. The retailer is now selling LG Android smartphones priced at under 10 dollars.
Huawei’s first Windows Phone, the Ascend W1, will be available in the US soon. The handset appeared at the FCC and took us by surprise with the carrier selection. If you were expecting Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile to get it, you will be disappointed. The second line of carriers, including C Spire, US Cellular, or Metro PCS will not be carrying the device either. The Huawei Ascend W1 will land instead at TracFone Wireless, and more specifically at its Net10 brand.
Having announced quite a few new smartphones over the past month, Huawei is working on more devices to launch in the near future. Wanna take a look at the company’s two soon-to-be-released handsets, the Ascend G710 and the Ascend Plus? Courtesy of @evleaks, here you have the photos of both phones, the high-end Ascend G710 and the entry-level Ascend Plus.
Few days ago we wrote about Boost Mobile giving away FREE prepaid phones without contract for new customers, which is odd since usually free phones come with 2 year contract. Today we came across another special for prepaid users. Sears just made a sale and cut the price tag on Samsung T301G and Motorola W408 down to $5.
For five bucks you can have now the Samsung T301G for TracFone prepaid service, a slide phone that sports a color display, camera, MMS picture messaging, Bluetooth, and downloadable games. Other features of Samsung T301G include: text messaging, WAP browser, and hearing-aid compatibility.
The other option for $5 Motorola W408 for NET10, a flip phone with 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 music player, FM Radio, Bluetooth, MMS picture messaging and downloadable games. Other features of Motorola W408 include: text messaging, WAP browser, and speakerphone.
The promotion is available online and free local pick up.