Pictured above is the ZTE Venture, an Android handset heading to Virgin Mobile on March 15th. It’s a hybrid candybar device, featuring both a 2.8-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard. That gives it a BlackBerry-like feel. Another way it resembles the BlackBerry: it has a 600MHz processor, which is one of the slower ones in modern mobile usage. It’s still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it’s unclear whether it will get a 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade; I’d consider the prospects unlikely, given the Venture’s underpowered nature. In any case, it will cost $99, and it’s available for pre-order on Virgin Mobile’s website. It will ship this Thursday, March 15th.

Via Android Central.

Pictured above is the ZTE Venture, an Android handset heading to Virgin Mobile on March 15th. It’s a hybrid candybar device, featuring both a 2.8-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard. That gives it a BlackBerry-like feel. Another way it resembles the BlackBerry: it has a 600MHz processor, which is one of the slower ones in modern mobile usage. It’s still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it’s unclear whether it will get a 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade; I’d consider the prospects unlikely, given the Venture’s underpowered nature. In any case, it will cost $99, and it’s available for pre-order on Virgin Mobile’s website. It will ship this Thursday, March 15th.

Via Android Central.

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Virgin Mobile taking pre-orders for ZTE Venture

Pictured above is the ZTE Venture, an Android handset heading to Virgin Mobile on March 15th. It’s a hybrid candybar device, featuring both a 2.8-inch touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard. That gives it a BlackBerry-like feel. Another way it resembles the BlackBerry: it has a 600MHz processor, which is one of the slower ones in modern mobile usage. It’s still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it’s unclear whether it will get a 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade; I’d consider the prospects unlikely, given the Venture’s underpowered nature. In any case, it will cost $99, and it’s available for pre-order on Virgin Mobile’s website. It will ship this Thursday, March 15th.

Via Android Central.