ZTE Score M lands on MetroPCS, entry level Gingerbread device for only $49

MetroPCS has just announced latest Android device for their pre-paid network, the entry level ZTE Score M. While it won’t be breaking any benchmark records anytime soon, the Score M is truly affordable Android device with a $49 price point. It features a 600MHz processor, a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT touchscreen display, 1500 mAh battery, 4GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB with microSD card, Bluetooth and WiFi. Out of the box, the Score M is running Android 2.3, but we wouldn’t hold our breath for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.

The Score M is available now at MetroPCS stores and on their website for $49 after mail-in-rebate with no contract to sign.

Full Press Release:

ZTE and MetroPCS Launch Score™ M Android Smartphone
March 19, 2012, Richardson, TX – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced the availability of the ZTE Score™ M, the first ZTE Android smartphone for MetroPCS Communications, Inc.

The full-featured Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Score M is convenient for customers to carry and operate with its comfortable 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display and 4.8 ounces weight. The phone’s 3.2 megapixel camera allows users to capture moments as they happen and instantly share photos and video across their social networks, while Google Play gives consumers new ways to learn and stay entertained with more than 450,000 Android applications and games.

The ZTE Score M offers the robust features users demand in a data-enabled mobile device. Its affordability is particularly appealing for those consumers who want to trial or upgrade to a smartphone, as it is smartly priced and the available MetroPCS service plans provide tremendous value.

“There is an increasing number of consumers that see how the functionality of a smartphone will enhance their lives, but still may not be prepared to commit fully to a costly device,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA, and President, North America Region, ZTE. “Working with MetroPCS to offer these customers the ZTE Score M will allow them to have the smartphone experience at an incredible value.”

Key specifications:
The Score M features:
600 MHz processor
1500 mAh battery
4GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD
CDMA 1x-EVDOrA Cell/PCS/AWS network
Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) compatible

Pricing and availability:
The ZTE Score M is available for $49 plus tax, after mail-in rebate, for a limited time at all MetroPCS and dealer retail locations nationwide as well as online at www.metropcs.com/phones.

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