Huawei Boulder U8350 Repackaged As $20 Express For Sprint

Huawei Boulder - Express For Sprint

Chinese telecommunications equipment and services company, Huawei Technologies in collaboration with Sprint USA have repackaged their budget android smartphone, the Huawei Boulder U8350 and tagged it Express For Sprint.

With a foam like QWERTY keypad like that of the LG X330T, this slab-like mobile device comes with a 320 x 240 pixels, 2.6 inches capacitive touchscreen, GPRS/EDGE/3.5G/Wi-Fi hotspot internet connectivity and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

The original Boulder is known to have a processor speed of about 528 MHz but the guys at Pocket Now seem to think that this might have been bumped up to 600MHz not to mention its feature android OS which was upgraded from Froyo (v2.2) to Gingerbread (v2.3)

Knowing how well the keypad would suck from my experience with the LG X330T, I wouldn't be so keen on owning this device. Maybe I'm just biased as a BlackBerry QWERTY keypad stan. I'm just trying to say that the Express keypad is a deal breaker for me  Sad smile.

Full specifications of the Huawei Express for Sprint are available via TheVerge.

The Huawei Express For Sprint is currently available online via Sprint's Online Shop and can also be picked up in retail stores offering Sprint services.

Interested subscribers would be required to pay a fee of $20 and sign a 2 year contract with Sprint on any of its current plans.

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Article written by On November 21, 2011.

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