First it was the LG Optimus V that raised the bar in a big way for budget oriented, yet full feature Android devices. Today, we’re happy to announce that the soon-to-go-on-sale Motorola Triumph is going to take the new crown for “Best Cheap Android phone”. Featuring a large screen, and plenty of horsepower, in a delightfully sturdy and svelte body, there is no doubt in our minds that people are going to be very happy with this latest offering from Motorola.

What makes it cheap and why do you want it? First of, it’s going to cost $299.99, folks. Remember, this is the full, unsubsidized price – so no two year contract. The Triumph, as a pre-paid device, simply has no competition. Plus, Virgin Mobile has some seriously awesome plans, and you can save a truckload of money if you choose to bring your business to them.

Best Buy is confirming the price officially, so this isn’t fresh off the rumor mill either. The phone is already available for pre-order on Best Buy’s website, so if you are ready to take the plunge, we suggest you check it out.  Still, neither Best Buy nor Virgin have confirmed the actual release date, but we have reason to believe it will be at some point after July 19, but unfortunately, have no way to officially confirm this.

Really though, at this price, this phone is awesome! It’s packing a VGA front facing camera, a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 720p video capture, and features a Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor, which is the same second gen one that is in the HTC Thunderbolt and LG Revolution. Plus, to top it off, it has a 4.1 inch WVGA screen, and all of this in a incredibly thin 0.4 inch body. Is this possible, all of this in a prepaid phone that works on the $25 a month prepaid plan?  Heck yes. There is no doubt in our minds that this is going to be a winner. We’re just waiting to get our hands on it, and do a nice full review for you guys. Remember, Virgin Mobile’s plans start at only $25 a month with unlimited data, unlimited messaging, and 300 minutes of talk time. For most of us Androidaholics, minutes are an afterthought; data and messaging are the key components. What do you guys think? Is this hardware set enough to steal you away from Verizon or ATT to one of the cost effective Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk plans?

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