Huawei Ascend Q launches at Cricket Wireless

August 2, 2012

Many people are moving away from traditional wireless plans with contracts to contract free carriers like Cricket Wireless. If you're one of the folks looking for a new smartphones on a no contract carrier, Cricket Wireless has announced the launch of a new Android smartphone on the more basic end of the Android spectrum. The company is now offering the Huawei Ascend Q.

The Ascend Q is an Android 2.3 smartphone that has a 3.2-inch capacitive touch display and a physical keyboard underneath. This phone is aimed at the Android users who like a touchscreen for navigating phone menus and playing games, but want a physical keyboard when it comes to texting and sending e-mails. The smartphone runs a 800 MHz processor and has a 1500 mAh battery.

The smartphones has a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back that also records video, and features integrated Wi-Fi with hotspot functionality. The phone supports the Cricket Wireless 3G mobile network and has 4 GB of storage via a microSD card. Apparently, 3 GB of storage capacity is intended for Muve Music.

The smartphone is available right now on the wireless network for $139.99. The Ascend Q will operate on the Cricket Wireless unlimited talk, text, and data plan at $55 a month. The phone also supports unlimited talk, text, and data plus music plan at $65 a month.

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