With features like Mobile Controls and Family Locator, the Android Gingerbread based Sprint ZTE Fury seems to be an apt device for parents as well as kids. The phone is slated to go on sale through the network carrier tomorrow and the pocket-friendly price tag of under $20 should make it a strong alternative among the wide array of family centric phones.
The 3G enabled smartphone offers a capacitive multi-touch real estate spanning 3.5 inches. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 CPU processing at the speed of 1GHz, this Sprint ZTE Fury provides users with internal memory of 4GB. Its expansion slot allows potential users to increase the storage space with the assistance of a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity. Moreover, prospective customers can extend the 3G network connection to 5 other mobile devices supporting Wi-Fi.
“We realize that there are a lot of choices in the market when it comes to choosing the right cell phone that fits the needs of both a working parent and their family. Providing affordable, Android-powered devices, like ZTE Fury, in our lineup helps give families the tools and information to better manage their wireless usage while still providing the style and functionality they need to keep up with their busy lives,” commented David Owens, Sprint vice president-Product Development.
Additionally, the ZTE handset has been embedded with a 5MP camera that possesses attributes like LED flash and video recording capabilities amongst others. It can also be used to access thousands of applications from the Android Market. This family-friendly device not only lets parents control their child’s phone usage via Sprint Mobile Controls, but also aids in locating family members through an interactive map. Moreover, the Sprint Drive First application switches it to the voicemail mode and turns all alerts off, when the handset owner is driving at a speed of more than 10MPH.
The Sprint ZTE Fury price and availability details have been revealed by the company. It can be picked up for $19.99 starting March 11 after a $50 mail-in rebate via a reward card. Users are required to sign the dotted line for a two-year contract.