The T-Mobile Prism which has been hiding up the network operator’s sleeve for quite some time is finally official. The carrier’s shoving it under the budget-friendly category and keeping potential users interested with accompanying Classic or Value plans as well as selling it on an annual contract-free basis.
Running on Gingerbread or v2.3 of Google’s mobile OS, the T-Mobile handset has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen stretched across its front panel. Being 3G enabled, users should be able to browse the web with ease and even access applications through the Google Play store, owing to the fact that it is powered by the Android platform.
The main camera fitted onto the phone’s rear panel is a very basic 3.2MP one which is supplemented by features such as digital zoom and the ability to capture videos. Not forgetting the productive aspects, it also allows for syncing of multiple email accounts covering Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts and more.
Going through the specifications sheet, it’s quite obvious that the company has the Prism targeted at customers searching for a relatively inexpensive smartphone or their first one, perhaps. It will show up on Best Buy by May 6 and then at Walmart on May 9. Meanwhile, May 23 has been chalked as its launch date through T-Mobile retail outlets, the carrier’s website and select dealers.
The T-Mobile Prism price will be $19.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year customer agreement. The evitable plans accompanying it entail a qualifying Value or Classic voice and data scheme. Those who get shaky feet when it comes to commitments can cough up $149.99 and be rid of the annual contract, but not a T-Mobile Monthly4G plan.