If you’re in Canada and would like to purchase a budget smartphone, you now have one more choice. That is because both Bell and Virgin Mobile have started selling the LG Eclypse. This is an affordable Android-powered handset which comes with a full physical side-sliding QWERTY keyboard.
And it can now be yours for free if you agree to sign a new three-year contract with Bell. If you’d like a two-year commitment instead, you’ll have to pay $199.95 for the phone, and if you only want a one-year contract the Eclypse will set you back $224.95. You can also get the smartphone sans contract, in which case you’ll have to shell out $249.95.
At Virgin Mobile, the situation is a bit different. The LG Eclypse goes for $49.99 with a three-year contract or on the SuperTab. The phone costs $199.99 with prepaid plans, and $249.99 without a contract.
The LG Eclypse runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with a 3.5-inch 320×480 touchscreen, a 5 MP camera with flash and 720p HD video recording, 1 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support (with a 4 GB card preinstalled), 14.4 Mbps HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.
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