The new Blu Dash 3.5 is an entry level Android smartphone that supports dual-SIM cards and will only cost you $99.99 unlocked.
It has a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a 320×480 resolution, a 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of storage with a microSD card slot for more, and a 2-megapixel camera. There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth 3 and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Blu Dash 3.5 is running Android 2.3 and it supports quad-band GSM, EDGE and HSDPA. It also comes in a range of colors including black, white, yellow, green, pink, and, of course, blue.
So it’s not going to set the world alight, but if you want an off-contract device and dual-SIM is important to you then you cannot beat that price. For under $100 unlocked the Blu Dash 3.5 is amazingly cheap. That’s pretty much the idea behind the Blu brand.
You can buy the phone in the US and Latin America right now. There will also be a single SIM version for the Latin American market released in November. No word yet on whether it will receive a wider release.
We saw the Blu Vivo 4.3 a while back, which was billed as the first dual-SIM Android smartphone with Super AMOLED and a dual-core processor and it was going for $249 unlocked.
The Blu Dash 3.5 also ships with a free 4GB microSD card. Now that’s real value for money, but you have to wonder about quality at these prices.
What do you think? Anyone tried a Blu phone? Would you recommend?