The Huawei Ascend Q Cricket smartphone, that happens to be the first device from the service provider to sport a touchscreen as well as a QWERTY keypad, has now come to the US. Besides the monthly data plan, this affordably priced handset is also available with Cricket’s Muve Music rate plan.
The Ascend Q runs the Gingerbread platform and its ability to launch multiple applications at the same time can be attributed to the integrated 800MHz processor. The 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive multi-touch display on the phone ensures smooth navigation, whereas the bar configured full QWERTY keypad facilitates faster typing as compared to the virtual one. It draws power from a 1500mAh battery.
“Cricket customers enjoy variety and features that empower them to stay socially connected. The Huawei Ascend Q smartphone is an exciting addition to our growing value-driven smartphone device lineup. Our customers will love how this device truly enhances the data input and Muve Music listening experience with both a Qwerty and touchscreen keyboard and DTS audio technology,” stated Matt Stoiber, senior vice president, devices for Cricket.
Furthermore, the handset is capable of offering swift internet surfing, thanks to support for Cricket’s 3G network. Shutterbugs can make use of its 3.2MP camera which can be employed for the purpose of recording videos as well as capturing still shots. This Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone can also act as a mobile hotspot to share its 3G connection with multiple handheld devices. It is packaged along with a 4GB microSD card and features DTS HD audio, stereo Bluetooth as well as a 3.5mm headset jack.
The Huawei Ascend Q price and availability details reveal that the phone is now up for grabs for $139.99 with a rate plan of $55 per month or $65 a month Muve Music scheme. Users are not required to sign up for a monthly contract.