Virgin Mobile is set to include one of the most successful smartphones of 2011 to their list of mobile devices available on their network.
The no-contract carrier will reportedly offer the Samsung Galaxy S2 at 369.99, which way cheaper than the $499 Sprint and T-Mobile are asking for their smartphone models (no-contract).
Like what other carriers provide, the Virgin Mobile version of the device features a 4.52-inch display and an 8-migapixel camera. However, the carrier stated the Samsung Galaxy S2 phone will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Meanwhile, AT&T released its pricing for three Windows Phone 8 devices in an attempt to lure different market segments.
HTC’s Windows Phone 8X is pegged at $199.99 with a two-year contract. However, AT&T gives customers a chance to avail of the yellow or blue-colored version of the phone with half the memory at $99.99. HTC phones will be available for order on November 9 and AT&T will start shipping the phones next week before Thanksgiving.
AT&T also offer the $99.99 Nokia 920 with the Lumia 820 is available at only $49.99. Both phones are now available on the market with the pre-order already started last Wednesday.
The largest wireless provider is expected to boast the largest roster of Windows Phone 8 smartphones, keeping its status as one of the strongest partners of Microsoft.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Microsoft will be launching a variety of platforms with the hope of building familiarity with the new software, particularly on the still complicated structure of live tiles.
Microsoft’s top executive admitted Windows Phone 8 is still finding its place in the smartphone business but assured a rapid growth once their new set of smartphones are released.
Nonetheless, the continued dominance of Google’s Android and the still solid sales numbers posted by iPhone 5 proved that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 still has a long way to go to become a major player in the mobile OS industry.