Huawei Ascend Q (Cricket)

Huawei Ascend Q hands-on: A prepaid texting phone

Released in early August, the Huawei Ascend Q is Cricket's answer to text and e-mail lovers looking for an Android phone.

Hardware and design
The Ascend Q is an attractive phone, whose most eye-catching feature is a portrait QWERTY keyboard, which has ridged buttons that rise well above the phone's screen. The shape makes for great fingerholds, but the keys themselves are pretty scrunched together. Bright green accents handily show off alternative button functions, and also add a youthful vigor.

Complementing the QWERTY is a 3.2-inch touch screen. That's small for virtual keyboarding, but with that out of the way, your only fear is squinting to read the screen. That comes down to personal preference, but I was able to use the taller, narrower phone one-handed.

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