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StraighTalk to add Android handset in September

Not to be outdone by their prepaid competitors, Straight Talk is preparing to launch an Android handset. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, it is a near match to the Galaxy Prevail, which hit Boost Mobile earlier this year. That is, it has a 3.2-inch screen, 2 megapixel camera, and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). According to the report, from BTIG Research via FierceWireless, the device will drop in September for $150. Furthermore, the report indicates that Straight Talk has “negotiated a new data wholesale agreement with a major wireless carrier in order to offer these data hungry products.” That’s presumably Verizon, which operates a CDMA network, which is what the Prevail runs on.

4 Responses

  1. Omar Says

    Although StraightTalk has a current agreement with Verizon, it’s been speculated that this “new” agreement is with Sprint, the original network of the Prevail.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2011 at 8:36 am
  2. Deacon Says

    I’ve seen an interesting amount of comments on this Straight talk Android introduction, regarding the network this Samsung will be running on. I also assumed that Verizon will take up the strain of a reasonably high-end device running an unlimited everything plan, but apparently Tracfone have very recently signed an agreement with Sprint, which is rumored to be supporting this phone, and not Verizon.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm
  3. kevin Says

    This new cellphone will be great.I have
    had straight talk service for over 2 years.I have been very happy with little or no problems at all.I also
    travel alot and my service is great any
    place I go…

    Posted on September 1st, 2011 at 4:47 am
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