T-Mobile USA has announced the cheapest Android smartphone ever. As it is manufactured by ZTE, the device has been named as ZTE Concord. Apart from being low priced at just $99.98, the device does not carry a contract too. It will be available for sale at both, Target and Wal-Mart retail stores. The price of the gadget also includes the T-Mobile Monthly 4G internet. At Wal-Mart, it is being paired with Wal-Mart Family Mobile plan. It will also arrive on Amazon Wireless very soon.
The Concord will have a smooth midnight blue color finish, with a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen display and 320 x 480 pixels resolution (165ppi pixel density). It will be pre-installed with apps like Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Gmail, YouTube, Google + integration, Picasa integration and importantly Google Play Store. It will be equipped with 4G, so it can be used for internet surfing and keep connected with various friends via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. There will be a 2 mega pixel camera at the back for capturing images. Other users can also connect to Wi Fi and share the incoming Wi Fi internet on their devices by means of the Wi Fi tether.
The Concord will be powered by a single-core 832MHz chip with 512MB of RAM. It will run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It will have four capacitive touch buttons including Menu, Home, Back and Search. The internal memory would be limited to just 160 MB but a micro SD card slot is provided to expand the storage further by up to 32 GB through a memory card. The battery offers 300 hours of standby time and 7 hours of talk time.
Video of ZTE Concord from youtube: