MetroPCS nabs another Android Huawei, Freeform III

Two new phones join MetroPCS' lineup, including another Android 2.2 smartphone from Huawei.

Samsung Freeform III, Huawei M835
Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET

MetroPCS quietly made two new phones available on its Web site, the Android-running Huawei M835 and the Samsung Freeform III, a QWERTY messaging phone. Both phones will officially launch on Monday, a MetroPCS representative told CNET.

The Huawei M835 is a compact Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone. It has a rather small 2.8-inch QVGA display and stands just 4 inches high. There's a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder onboard, plus Wi-Fi, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, 3G, and support for up to 32GB external storage. There's also DTS Envelo software for virtual surround sound. The handset costs $129 retail, but will only put you out $79 after an instant discount.

Samsung has also given MetroPCS the Freeform III, its third-generation model of a QWERTY messaging phone. The candy bar cell phone features a 2.4-inch screen with 480x320-pixel resolution, a full QWERTY keyboard with ridged keys, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. There's also stereo Bluetooth support, and support for up to a 32GB microSD card. It stands 4.4 inches tall and costs $99 retail, $49 after an instant online discount.

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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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