Huawei Ascend II W/Gingerbread: $180 No Contract
Cricket has just launched another Android smartphone that not only looks gorgeous but will make your wallet happy too! The phone is built from the factories of Huawei and its dubbed the Ascend II.
Featuring a 3.5″ HVGA touch-screen, this budget Android phone has everything you need to stay connected on the 3G network. First and foremost, let me answer the question that is probably on everybody’s mind right now: yes, the operating system is Android Gingerbread.
The phone is powered by a decent 600MHz processor, with a 5MP camera, a microSD card slot (for music expansion), and runs on a 1400mAh battery. The 3.5mm headset jack keeps you listening on the tunes you know and love.
The device is being sold for a very affordable $180 without contract and works with Cricket’s $55 monthly Android plan, providing unlimited talk, text, and web- a bargain compared to other provides such as T-Mobile which charges $80 for the trio.
So, if you like shiny Android phones but don’t like being broke, grab this 3G Gingerbread phone, and soothe your Android woes, at least until you find that better paying job or next year when we see more Ice Cream Sandwich phones! Visit us at facebook.com/techmento and ping us your thoughts!