MetroPCS getting LTE 4G Android 2.2 based Samsung SCH-R910 phone

What you are looking at is MetroPCS’ foray into the LTE/Android based marketplace with the SCH-R910 handset running Android 2.2, otherwise known as Froyo. BGR is being told that this will sport Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, running a 1GHz hummingbird processor and a 5 MP camera, and accessible micro-SD card. Not much else is known but we can expect to the pricing around $329 to $399.

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MetroPCS LTE now live in Dallas/Ft. Worth

No longer the smaller carrier to be picked on, MetroPCS has done what both Verizon and AT&T haven’t done yet; light-up their 4G network in a second city so far this year. Dallas/Ft. Worth is now the carriers second 4G LTE enabled city next to Las Vegas. Metro’s only 4G device, the Samsung Craft, is available to those that have a hankering for some LTE speeds.

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MetroPCS launches LTE in Las Vegas; first U.S. carrier with LTE

It’s here, finally. And MetroPCS is the first U.S. based carrier to get it off the ground. MetroPCS will offer two plans at launch including a $60 monthly 4G premium plan which includes unlimited calling, unlimited texts, unlimited 4G data, and access to MetroPCS’ MetroStudio package which includes access to 14 television channels, not a bad deal if you ask us and just in time for CES 2011. Also, remember there is NO CONTRACT and NO ETF’s when using MetroPCS.

The Samsung Craft, is a non-smartphone but LTE enabled device, is not only MetroPCS’ first 4G handset, but the first LTE phone to launch anywhere in the world. The Craft comes back with a 3.3-inch AMOLED display, 3.2 megapixel camera, bluetooth, GPS and a full QWERTY slide, but no USB tethering will be allowed.

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Samsung ‘Craft’ coming to MetroPCS as first LTE handset; Full LTE roll-out by 2011

MetroPCS is racing to be the first carrier to get their LTE 4G network out before Verizon. MetroPCS is launching the Samsung ‘Craft’ or otherwise knows as the Samsung SCH-R900. The device will be Metro’s first LTE-enabled phone and will feature a touchscreen display, a full HTML browser, 3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and boasts Qualcomm processor (no GHz specifications yet). Pricing is estimated to come in just shy of $300. Las Vegas and Dallas/Ft. Worth are expected to be the first two cities launched with LTE by MetroPCS. In addition, MetroPCS plans to build a “proprietary MetroPCS studio” that will provide streaming video, full-track music downloads and TV offerings over their LTE network. MetroPCS executives said the carrier plans to complete its LTE buildout in early 2011. The carrier counts around 7 million subscribers across 11,000 cities and towns in the United States.

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Metro PCS gets a new Android based Motorola slider

The AndroidGuys have dug up some pics on the first Android slider to hit MetroPCS this year. The Motorola based Android handset boasts some pretty decent specs: Android 2.1, MOTOBLUR included, 600MHz processor, 3MP camera, 4-row sliding QWERTY resembling it’s cousin the CLIQ and a 3.2 inch screen.

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Sprint drops subscribers but no layoffs in the mix

Ah Sprint. How I love thee? I wake up to news this morning that Sprint had lost 148,000 net subscribers in the fourth quarter, from 1.27 million a year earlier. The decline in highly valuable contract customers, who generate average monthly revenue of $55, fell by more than half, to 504,000.  Revenues slipped to $32.3 billion last year, though Sprint held the drop to less than 10 percent. But yet in the same breath I read that Sprint is also looking to expand it’s prepaid business. Hit the link for more. Sprint’s CFO Bob Brust said: “As far as we can see, that takes care of that part of our cost reduction program.”

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Sprint eyes MetroPCS and/or Leap Wireless to dominate pre-paid market?

Sprint (NYSE: S) Nextel coporation, which already owns the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE: VM) brands, maybe interested in acquiring MetroPCS Communications to have utter domination the prepaid wireless marketplace.

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