Since the beginning of the smartphone revolution, just about every smart manufacturer has teamed up with carriers to release devices that would appeal to consumers not wanting to gouge their wallets. And, to this day, just about any carrier in the US, Canada or Europe offers inexpensive, or better – free phones, with a contract, of course.
And you know for that price you usually never get the “best of the best”, unless you come across pre-owned products. Today, Sprint has teamed up with ZTE to give us the Fury.
The ZTE Fury certainly seems like a bargain, as $20 for an Android phone isn’t too bad, even if it’s not top of the line. These type of phones are primarily sold to attract first time buyers. Carriers use this tactic to help out the budget finders out there, but to also introduce the Android line to them so that maybe, next time, they will purchase a more expensive device.
Anyway, the ZTE fury comes with a simple 1GHz single-core processor, 5 megapixel rear facing camera, 2.3 Gingerbread, 3.5 inch display, 4GB of internal memory and 3G compatibility. For the exact price of $19.99 on a 2-year contract, the phone seems like a steal.
Even better, the device is brand new. The phone was just released today, so if you want yours make sure you “sprint” to the Sprint store before they sell like hotcakes. As each quarter passes, more and more technological wonder is being packed into entry level devices. It wont be long before we see a budget oriented, dual core device with a 4 inch plus screen.
Have you picked up a Fury? How is it for the price? I would love to hear your comments on this entry-level device.
There’s already conquer 4g, don’t see the point of adding more low end devices.
True… however people that cannot use 4G signals would think otherwise. Plus it seems that the Conquer is $50… which really isn’t a BIG deal, but people are on a budget. I do see where you are coming from though, and the Conquer is pretty sweet.
I would love for them to bring this phone to Virgin Mobile. The only 1ghz phone VM has is the Triumph, and while a decent phone, it is to big for my tastes.