U.S. Cellular launches entry-level Android, ZTE Director

Available for only $0.01 after users sign a two-year carrier agreement with U.S. Cellular, the ZTE Director is an Android 4.0 handset with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and a 3-megapixel camera.

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ZTE Director
The ZTE Director from U.S. Cellular. ZTE

Today, ZTE announced the release of its newest handset, the ZTE Director from U.S. Cellular. Available for only 1 cent after users sign a two-year agreement (or $99.99 without a contract), the phone is an entry-level device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Director also sports a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of onboard memory.

It's powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and a 1,500mAh battery that has a reported usage time of up to 6 hours.

On the back there is a 3-megapixel camera that's capable of video recording. Additional features include Bluetooth 3.0, an expandable microSD card slot, and a few preloaded apps such as Slacker Radio, Zappos retail store, and Amazon MP3.

The phone is available now at U.S. Cellular's online site.