Prepaid QWERTY sliders 2011- the latest prepaid QWERTY sliders offered in the last quarter of 2011
Prepaid cell phone providers were true to our expectations these last few months since almost every major provider enriched its lineup with a new and fresh messaging phone. However, this time, we are not reviewing just any massaging phones but slide-out QWERTY phones, whether it’s a smartphone or a feature phone. All phones listed here are not just prepaid QWERTY sliders 2011, but they are the latest, freshest and released in the last quarter of this year.
Boost Mobile’s Samsung Transform Ultra was released on October 7 for $229.99. Since then, this Android QWERTY slider smartphone was discounted more than ones. Even now, it’s available for $199.99 at Amazon.com and Radio Shack or can be purchased with 30% off the regular price on Boost Mobile website with promo code CYBER30 but only though Tuesday, December 6, which leaves you one more day for action.
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Samsung Transform Ultra runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz processor, has a 3.5-inch display, a front-facing VGA camera, a main rear-facing 3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, 2GB of memory included and microSD card slot for additional 32GB of storage. This phone comes with carrier’s $55 Android plan that can end up being just $40 per month but after 18 on-time payments with Shrinkage plan.
Cricket’s Samsung Transfix is also a great messaging phone with four-row QWERTY slide-out keyboard, available for $179.99 but currently, after web discount, you can have it for $159.99. This Android smartphone is a midrange phone that runs on 800 MHz processor, uses Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and has a 3.2″ HVGA touch screen. It also features a 3.2-megapixel camera with no flash, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The only slight problem with this QWERTY slider is flat keys, which can make typing bit unease but only until user gets used to it. Samsung Transfix requires $55 a month smartphone plan.
Also, one of the prepaid QWERTY sliders 2011 is Virgin Mobile’s LG Optimus Slider, available for $199.99 with no contract and currently out of stock at the carrier’s website. But when it’s available, it is quite a good messaging phone, perfect for heavy social networkers. It is a midrange phone with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 800 MHz Processor, a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera and features as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. This phone might look pricier than other same class phones but still it is compatible with Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk plans starting at just $35 per month, which is quite affordable.
MetroPCS LG Beacon is a feature slide-out QWERTY messaging phone released almost in the last quarter, Sep 29. 2011. The phone is normally available for $69.00 with no contract but now you can get it for $39.00 after mail-in rebate. The LG Beacon doesn’t offer much except easy texting with 4-line QWERTY keyboard. It offers a 2.8-inch touchscreen, a 1.3-megapixel camera, MP3 player, advanced Bluetooth for wireless listening the music and basic web functioning. It does not support video so this phone is a basic phone meant only for messaging. Regarding payments on a monthly basis, users can choose from the $40, $45 or $50 plan.
Net10 and Straight talk this time have offered the same Android smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, LG Optimus Q. The phone packs same specs but the plans are different. The price is the same as well, $179.99 with no contract. The LG Optimus Q runs on 800MHz processors, Gingerbread, 3.2-inch HVGA touch screen display, 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi, 4GB MicroSD card included, multitasking, Swype and more. The Optimus Q for both carriers’ runs on Sprint network. However, the difference comes in plans that the phones are compatible with. At Straight Talk, LG Optimus Q goes with $45 unlimited plan while on Net10, it goes with $50 unlimited talk, text and data plan.
T-Mobile Alcatel Sparq is another basic messaging phone, meaning it doesn’t offer much than comfortable texting. Sparq is available for just $49.99 (was $79.99) with no contract. Besides being equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy texting, the phone is also offering microSD card slot, a built-in VGA camera, a music player, FM radio and a Bluetooth for connection. So basically, this phone is great if messaging is all you expect from a phone.
Verizon LG Extravert is again, one of the latest prepaid QWERTY sliders 2011 but is not as advanced as we would like it to be. Even though we would love to take advantage of Verizon’s great coverage and speeds, still, this phone doesn’t even support 3G speeds. It runs on 1X speeds. However, LG Extravert provides easy access to social networking sites through multiple home screens and joint with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the phone is perfect for messaging. The Verizon’s Unleashed $50 unlimited plan works with this phone but cannot be used in fullest since the speed is limited to 1X.
In addition, LG Extravert features 2.8-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, 2-megapixel camera with video recording, expandable memory up to 32GB, Bluetooth 3.0, 3.5mm headset jack and a music player.
It’s difficult to state which phone might be better from another one since no two users are the same. I hope it’s quite enough to list all the latest prepaid QWERTY sliders 2011 at one place for easier compare. If this helped anyone, my mission is completed successfully. If not, maybe next time.