We had previously seen leaks for the ZTE Avid 4G, however as of today, the handset has come available for purchase. The Avid 4G is available by way of MetroPCS and has landed with a relatively low price of $149.99. And keep in mind, this is a contract-free price.
The ZTE Avid 4G brings (as the name would imply), 4G LTE connectivity along with a 4-inch (480 x 800) display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other goodies include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 2.3GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 1730 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a VGA quality front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
In addition, MetroPCS has the Avid 4G listed as having support for joyn. And for those not familiar with this, joyn is a service that will allow you to “bring your calls and chats to life” by sharing photos, videos and music. Joyn allows for voice calls and messaging and also has features to include real-time status for messages and the ability to see your friends’ availability, location and current status with Contacts Presence.
With that, those interested in checking out the ZTE Avid 4G will be able to do so online, or at any of the MetroPCS retail locations. And along with the $149 purchase price, the handset is eligible for use with the 4G LTE service plans which are priced from $40 and up to $70 per month. MetroPCS is also offering a limited time promotional plan for $55 per month that includes unlimited 4G LTE.[via MetroPCS]