Cell phones are for everyone. Cell phone makers are joining mobile carriers to launch different types of cell phones, catering to customers of different temperaments and financial strata. Sprint, the third largest US carrier is quite busy this summer introducing its customers to several new cell phones. After unveiling BlackBerry Tour 9630, the much hyped ‘World Phone’, Sprint has come up with two affordable phones – LG LX290 and BlackBerry Inferno Curve.
LG LX290 features
Although, the low price tag of LG LX290 might make you think that this is a low-end device, but nonetheless, it includes most of the features of a standard cell phone. This is rather plain looking slider phone. LG LX290 will run on CDMA dual band. It supports Bluetooth, and features microUSB and 2.5mm headset jack. The 2.17-inch main display of the phone exhibits 262,144 colors and images of 240×320 pixels resolution. LG LX290 features a 1.3 megapixel camera equipped with digital zoom, night mode, frames, white balance, effects and self-timer. It has 22MB internal storage capacity. The four shortcut keys of the handset are used for email, texting, personal calendar and alarm. The 900mAh Li-Ion battery of the handsets supports 6 hours of talk time and 7 days of standby time. Sprint applications, including Sprint Navigation’s turn-by-turn voice guided direction and NFL Mobile Live, are accessible with LG LX290.
LG LX290 costs $29.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. This handset is available from Sprint retail stores and online.
BlackBerry Curve 8330 Inferno
This BlackBerry Curve handset shares the features of the other models of the Curve 8330 series, the only difference is in color. The handset sports an orange color, which gives it the tag ‘inferno’. BlackBerry Curve 8330 is another addition to the small phone category of the BlackBerry family. It runs on CDMA dual band. It supports Bluetooth and 3G connectivity. The 2-megapixel camera of the handset is video capable. The 1150mAh Li-Ion battery supports 4.33 hours of talk time and 11 days of standby time. The 32MB internal memory capacity could be further extended with the help of microSD memory card.
BlackBerry Curve 8330 costs $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.