Despite the fact that the Huawei Ascend, an Android 2.1-equipped entry-level device, just launched on Cricket, it looks like MetroPCS wanted to get in on the action as well. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to match the Cricket price. However, the device, as should be expected, is the exact same. Featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA display, and WiFi connectivity, the Ascend may not be the brightest Android star, but it’s certainly not the worst.

Especially when the unsubsidized price for the handset is still under $200, even with MetroPCS. For the $179 price tag, you also get a 3.2MP camera on the back of the handset. It did launch with Android 2.1, and there’s no word on whether or not the device will ever seen an update. It’s available right now, so if you’re looking for a new Android option on MetroPCS, here’s one.

[via MobileBurn]

  • Ali. Jay

    The huawei ascend is an awesome smartphone. By far the best phone i ever owned. I would defintely recommend this phone. There’s a ton of free apps you can download! I have my phone under Metro. PCS and the price is only $100.00 because of the instant rebate.

  • Ame kaleb

    I just got the new ascend android phone from metro pcs. My phones battery power does not last even for a day. I have to charge it like three times a day. Is it with everyones phone or its just mine. Please let me know because am on the verge of returning it.