The Express from Sprint is now ready to order. It’s a cheap Android smartphone that reminds us of Orange UK’s naming schemes for its own-brand devices. A while back we first heard about the Express, that it would be available today for $19.99. Both those leaked details turned out to be right. You will, however, need to sign a new two-year contract to get the smartphone at that price. Also note that the $19.99 price is after a $50 mail-in rebate.
The Express is Sprint’s fifth Android-powered QWERTY candybar this year. It sure seems like the carrier is in love with this form factor. The Express is the lowest-end of the bunch, though, hence the price. Still, for those looking to buy their first smartphone and for whom the BlackBerry-esque form factor is a must, this may just be the device to fit the bill perfectly.
The Sprint Express has a 2.6-inch 320×240 touchscreen, a 3.2 MP camera, 512 MB of RAM, 512 MB of ROM, microSD card support (with a 2 GB card preinstalled), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, and a 1,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has support for Sprint ID packs.
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