MetroPCS debuts Kyocera Presto, LG Beacon

MetroPCS releases two basic phones over the weekend. The Kyocera Presto is a basic candybar handset while the LG Beacon has a touch-screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The Kyocera Presto next to the LG Beacon.
The Kyocera Presto next to the LG Beacon. MetroPCS

MetroPCS has recently released the Kyocera Presto and the LG Beacon, both of which are relatively basic phones for the prepaid carrier.

The Kyocera Presto is a candy bar handset with bare-bones features that include a camera, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, and text and multimedia messaging. The LG Beacon, on the other hand, is somewhat based on the LG Cosmos Touch. It has a 2.8-inch touch screen, a sliding keyboard, a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, and more.

The Kyocera Presto retails $29, while the LG Beacon will set you back $69 after the usual rebates. Both phones are available without a contract.

About the author

Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.

 

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