With all these high-priced, superpremium smartphones exploding onto the holiday shopping scene, it's nice to see that Sprint hasn't forgotten about the budget-conscious.
Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the candy bar Sprint Express has a portrait QWERTY keyboard and costs $19.99. It has a 2.6-inch touch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, hot-spot capability for up to five devices, and Sprint ID, which is software that can load various profiles with thematic apps, wallpaper, and so forth.
The Express is similar to the free Samsung Replenish, but the former runs Android 2.2 Froyo instead of the Express' Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The Express is available beginning today.