T-Mobile Officially Announces the $20 Huawei Prism, Available at Best Buy on May 6th

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Yesterday we told you about a recent T-Mobile leak that outed the release date for the budget friendly Huawei Prism. We have been hearing about this device since early March and yesterday we finally learned that it should be released on May 6th. According to an official T-Mobile press release that was released today, the Prism will be hitting Best Buy stores on May 6th and wont be available in T-Mo retail locations until the 23rd. It seems Best Buy worked out a deal to be the exclusive seller for a few days because Walmart won’t begin selling the phone until May 9th.

As a reminder, the Huawei Prism is a 3.5-inch HVGA device with a 600MHz processor, a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera that will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The specs aren’t much to write home about but the price sure is. It will only cost $20 on contract after a $50 mail-in rebate and will only be $150 without any commitments. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, jump past the break to read the full press release.

T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism

Built for first-time smartphone customers, the new Android device is expected to be available starting May 6.

BELLEVUE, Wash., – May 2, 2012 – T-Mobile USA, Inc., today announced the upcoming availability of the T-Mobile® Prism™, the latest budget-friendly option for cost-conscious consumers looking for their first smartphone. The T-Mobile Prism will be available to T-Mobile customers through flexible pricing options, including no annual contract paired with a T-Mobile Monthly4G™ plan or paired with a two-year T-Mobile Classic or Value plan.

Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, the new 3G smartphone enables T-Mobile customers to easily surf the Web, access their favorite social networking sites and choose from thousands of applications to download from Google Play. The T-Mobile Prism also makes it simple to capture and share photos and videos via its 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom and video recorder. With the T-Mobile Prism, customers can sync multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, Google calendar and contacts, T-Mobile contacts, and more.

The T-Mobile Prism is expected to be available at Best Buy starting May 6, at Walmart starting May 9 and available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, online via www.T-Mobile.com and at select dealers beginning May 23. The T-Mobile Prism is expected to cost $19.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card with a two-year service agreement and qualifying Classic voice and data plan or $149.99 via no annual contract.

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