Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Earlier this week, MetroPCS joined Virgin Mobile in offering an Android smartphone on a no-contract plan. The Optimus M is nearly identical to the Optimus T on T-Mobile and the Optiums S on Sprint. The MetroPCS version has a slightly tweaked outer design featuring more metal colored accents and buttons, but is essentially the same device.
The Optimus M features a 3.2" screen, 3MP camera, and runs Android 2.2, Froyo. It is went on sale today for $229 (no contract pricing, remember), and requires their $50 unlimited plan. For customers who want a smartphone without a contract, this is a very attractive offer.
By the way, it would have been so awesome if LG had a partnership so all of their Optimus phones were Transformers themed. Just sayin'.