Prepaid carrier MetroPCS upped its smartphone game with the unveiling of its first Android-based smartphone, the LG Optimus M.
The LG Optimus M comes equipped with Android 2.2 Froyo, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, virtual keyboard with Swype, Wi-Fi and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
The device will be available online and in retail stores on Nov. 24 for $229 with $50 no-contract plan.
“LG Optimus M opens a path to the growing Android market and takes us one step closer to providing a full-service, postpaid experience while maintaining the affordability, flexibility and predictability of our Wireless for All services,” said MetroPCS President and CEO Roger Linquist in a statement.
The Optimus M is the second notable addition to MetroPCS’ device lineup in recent months. The company also carries the LTE-enabled Samsung Craft, which debuted in September to support the launch of MetroPCS’ LTE network in Las Vegas.
MetroPCS’ LTE network currently covers Las Vegas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.