Huawei Pal (MetroPCS)

The carrier's latest cell phone costs just $30 off-contract.

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Huawei Pal
The Pal costs just $30 off contract. MetroPCS

Here's what $30 gets you these days with MetroPCS: the super-simple Huawei Pal candy bar cell phone.

Bearing a 1.8-inch screen, the Pal offers 5.5 hours of talk time and up to 14.5 days of standby time on its 800mAh battery. The 3G phone has a BREW backbone for its OS, and a 230MHz processor that should be sufficient for making calls and composing texts.

In terms of apps, you'll find a WAP browser, essential personal organizer tools like a calendar, calculator, and alarms, and plenty of MetroPCS account management apps.

MetroPCS sells the Pal off-contract.

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