There's no need to spend a few hundred dollars to get yourself a decent Android smartphone. Carriers and manufacturers are regularly releasing handsets that are targeted towards consumers with limited budgets. Smartphones that were launched months ago also tend to drop in price as newer devices hit the market. A handset that was priced at $200 at launch might now be available at less than a hundred bucks and within reach of budget consumers. We published a list of budget-friendly Android smartphones last year but we would like another article that reflects the cheap devices for this year. Let's look at some of the affordable Android smartphones in the market.
AT&T has released a list of smartphones that will receive the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software update in the coming months. The list was included in a press release about the availability of the coveted update to the owners of the HTC Vivid.
Check out the list after the break to find out if your handset will receive the exciting update.
AT&T's CES announcements were dominated by the Galaxy Note, Lumia 900, and the Titan II. However, the carrier also showcased a few Android devices from Pantech during the event. Well, these devices are now available for interested consumers.
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Here's another cheap Android handset for folks who are on a tight budget. The Pantech Pocket, which was announced with four other Android smartphones for AT&T, will hit the market on November 20. It will be offered at a cheap price of $49.99 with a new agreement.
The Pocket offers some decent features for its price. For only fifty bucks, one will get a 4 inch SVGA touch-screen display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. This upcoming Android smartphone runs on 2.3 Gingerbread and sports a 5.0 megapixel camera with HD video. It also comes with an easy-to-grip, durable exterior that is scratch resistant.
AT&T has announced the release date for three of the phones it announced at the CTIA event in San Diego. Consumers will be able to purchase the Pantech Pocket, Samsung DoubleTime, and Samsung Captivate Glide on November 20. However, the prices for these handset are not yet known.
See the break for a recap of the information on these upcoming AT&T cell phones.
CTIA 2011 has turned into a good event for Android smartphones. AT&T has taken advantage of the event in San Diego to introduce 5 upcoming Android cell phones for its line-up.
The Motorola Atrix 2, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung DoubleTime, Pantech Pocket, and ZTE Avail are expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2011. Let's look at the details for these upcoming AT&T mobile phones after the break.
Here's a new Verizon Wireless mobile phone for folks who want a simple touchscreen handset. The new Pantech Hotshot will cost $99.99 after rebate with a new agreement when it hits the stores on October 6.
This upcoming Verizon Wireless mobile phone features a slim design with a 3.2-inch LCD touch display and a 3.2-megapixel camera and camcorder. It also sports three customizable home screens that allow users to add favorite contacts, pictures and shortcuts.
AT&T has introduced a cheap mobile phone for folks who like to text and use handsets with QWERTY keyboards. The new Pantech Link II is now available at the carrier's website with an affordable price tag of $9.99 after rebate with a new agreement.