AT&T quietly releases Android-powered Sharp FX Plus

The Sharp FX Plus for AT&T improves upon its predecessor with an Android operating system. It's available for less than $30 at Wal-Mart.

Sharp FX Plus
AT&T's Sharp FX Plus gets softer edges and an Android boost. Sharp

It's without much fanfare that we learned about AT&T's Sharp FX Plus, a rather entry-level Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone that has been available since July 30. Like the Sharp FX before it, the FX Plus is positioned as a messaging phone targeting the younger set. However, it does get an upgrade with Android, and a much rounder body that smooths over some of its predecessor's rough edges.

In addition to a virtual keyboard equipped with Swype, the Sharp FX Plus has a slide-out QWERTY for composing longer texts and messages. The handset supports AT&T's 3G speeds, Wi-Fi, and GPS. It also has a 3.2-inch touch screen and a 3-megapixel camera.

The Sharp FX Plus costs $28.88 and is available exclusively at Wal-Mart and Walmart.com. PCD brought the phone to market.

Updated 10:30 a.m. PT.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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