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.
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