T-Mobile Prism leaked, getting released May 6
Huawei made handset should be arriving soon
Published: 2 May, 2012
With so many high-end devices that have been released lately T-Mobile is getting ready to show those after a more affordable handset some love with its Prism smartphone. Although not official yet the Prism has leaked onto the web via TmoNews and promises to be a low-cost offering. While it features T-Mobile branding it's made by Huawei and definitely doesn't fall into the category of high-end smartphones that it's hoping to make more of a name for itself with this year.
Specs are frankly unimpressive, and they would have been even if it was released year (or even two years) ago, but that being said it's not a bad looking smartphone and the screen isn't as small as some budget devices out there. Underneath the display there's a mere 600MHz processor, 2GB of internal storage and a rear-facing 3.2mp camera. There's also a microSD card for expansion and powering it all is a 1400mAh battery. It comes with Android 2.3 installed and there's a good chance it's going to stay this way as an upgrade to Android 4.0 seems unlikely.
It's unimpressive on most counts, though 2GB of internal memory isn't too bad considering the other specs, and should make for an ideal entry-level device for first time buyers. The leaked slides the accompany the news also indicate that it's targeted at active social network users and as a cheap way of keeping tabs on family members.
May 6 is the day it's due to and though there's no indication of how much it will cost it's a safe bet that it's going to be free on a contract. Initially it looks like it's going to be sold by Best Buy on the 6th, followed by WalMart on the 9th and finally all other sales channels on May 23.