Alltel Wireless, the carrier purchased by Verizon about four year ago, has just announced the availability of a new Android budget-friendly smartphone, the Samsung Repp.
The Samsung Repp is now available for purchase in all Alltel Wireless retail stores, as well as online for only $1 with a new two-year agreement.
The smartphone can be paired with the carrier’s Best Value Unlimited plan for $45 monthly, which will net them unlimited talk and text.
Customers who plan to purchase the Samsung Repp, especially given its low price, should know that effective January 16, Verizon Wireless will no longer allow Alltel devices to be activated on its network.
In the same news, Samsung Repp is also available for purchase via U.S. Cellular. The carrier added the Repp to its portfolio last year, in November.
The Repp is powered by Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes pre-loaded with Swype and ThinkFree Office technology, as well as customizable home screens for apps, shortcuts and personalized wallpapers.
Multiple social network apps are available as well, including Twitter and Facebook, along with quick access to more than 300,000 apps via Android Market.
In addition, the smartphone offers a full range of Google apps and services such as Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail, Gtalk and YouTube.
Hardware-wise, Samsung Repp is not the most powerful Android-based device out there, on the contrary. The device is equipped with a low-performance 800 MHz processor, 150 MB of internal memory and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB, 2GB memory card included).
The smartphone has a decent 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, and a 3-megapixel rear camera with video recording capabilities.
Samsung Repp’s 1500 mAh Li-Ion battery should provide up to 300 hours of talk time or up to 8 hours of talk time.