is a carrier that offers coverage
around the country and doesn’t require a contract for the user. The
downside is that you generally have to pay more for the phone than you would
with a contract elsewhere.
MetroPCS has announced that it has the world's first commercially available 4G
LTE Android smartphone called the Galaxy
Indulge from Samsung. The smartphone will work on the MetroPCS $50 and
$60 4G LTE data plans. Those plans include unlimited talk, text, and LTE web
surfing in the price.
“Our commitment to offering premium, feature-rich smartphones was once again
fulfilled today with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, which will
allow consumers to experience the vast benefits of both MetroPCS’ 4GLTE
services and the Android operating system,” said Roger D. Linquist, president,
CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. “Mobile consumers no longer have to choose
between low cost service and high-end Android handsets. Instead, they can truly
have it all by being able to select from a full spectrum of feature and
smartphones paired with 4GLTE services at an unmatched value.”
The Indulge runs Android 2.2 Froyo and has applications to allow the user to
watch multimedia from popular shows using MetroStudio. The smartphone can
access the Android Market for apps and other software.
The Indulge has a 3MP camera, Bluetooth, and expandable storage via a microSD
card slot. The device comes with a 4GB microSD card that is loaded with the Ironman
2. The phone will hit stores this week for $399 plus tax.
“The Galaxy Indulge integrates two of Samsung’s core product investments; the
Android platform and bringing powerful and intuitive 4G-enabled devices to the
U.S. market,” said Omar Khan, chief strategy officer for Samsung Mobile. “The
Galaxy Indulge is loaded with the speed of the Android OS, true mobile
broadband connectivity and a 1GHz processor with rich multimedia features for
premium movie and TV content.”