MVNO Ting set to ship Samsung Galaxy S3 in September, HTC EVO 4G LTE and Motorola Photon Q 4G coming soon
Newcomer Ting doesn’t only have one of the best names for a U.S. carrier, but it will soon deliver what is arguably the best Android smartphone to its customers, the Samsung Galaxy S3. According to a post on Ting’s official blog, they will start shipping out all variants of the Galaxy S3 to pre-order customers by early September, with a slight chance that the shipping date will be moved up.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 isn’t the only high-end smartphone you’ll find on Ting’s impressive Android lineup. Still in the pipeline are the HTC EVO 4G LTE, Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, and LG Viper.
The EVO 4G LTE will be offered starting mid-September for $520, while the slider Photon Q should be up for pre-order as early as next week for $500. The oldest from the bunch, the LG Viper, will be available in October for “a little less than $400.”
If you’re looking for something more affordable, the Kyocera Rise is the carrier’s top wallet-friendly offering. The slider phone comes with a 3.5-inch display and is powered by a 1GHz processor, all for about $200. One phone you won’t soon see on its lineup is the Galaxy Nexus. Despite Ting’s attempt to bring the pure Google phone to MVNO side, it looks like it’s just not compatible to run on Ting at the moment.
It’s no coincidence that Ting seems to be offering the same phones you can find on Sprint. After all, it does use the Sprint network — and yes, you should be able to enjoy the same 4G LTE coverage soon.
Any comments about the carrier’s awe-inspiring name? And what do you think about Ting’s Android portfolio so far?