Don’t like those two-year contracts? Well, Motorola has just announced a great device for you: the Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile! Though many of these prepaid devices tend to lack the great specs we want on our Android devices, this device is actually not bad at all. Undoubtedly, this is among the best prepaid phones (if not the best) we have ever seen in the market. Why?
Check out these specs:
- Software Platform: Android – Froyo
- Messaging/web/apps: MMS, SMS, email
- Camera: 5MP AF with flash, VGA front facing
- Video: 30 fps @ 720 p decode 30 fps @ 720 p 14 Mbps encode
- Connectivity: microUSB, 3.5mm , HDMI port
- Browser: Android Webkit Browser
- Bluetooth: BT V2.1 + EDR
- Memory: 512MB RAM/ 2GB ROM, uSD Slot
- Location Services: aGPS
- Form Factor: Tablet
- Experience Category: Media Centric
- Baseband: Qualcomm MSM8655
- Weight: 143g
- Dimensions: 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.4″Display: 4.1″ 800 x 480 WVGA
- Battery: 1400 mAh
- Bands/Modes: CDMA 1900 MHz EVDO RevA, 802.11 b/g/n
Motorola does not mention any details regarding the device’s processor in the press release, but the Triumph will be carrying a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8655). Such processors may seem like old news now that we’re used to hearing about dual-core devices, but this baby will get you through anything you need to do. For a prepaid phone, having a Snapdragon processor is actually outstanding.
If the image of the device is 100% accurate, the Triumph seems to come with no manufacturer UI (Stock Android). This seems like an interesting move, but we won’t be complaining. Is it just a slip from Motorola, or will the Triumph actually bring the pure Google experience to Virgin Mobile?
Again, The Motorola Triumph will not be the greatest and latest, but it’s definitely a great prepaid device. This smartphone would be very convenient for those who want to avoid a contract while getting a device that can bring most the benefits high-end devices offer.
If you’re interested in this bad boy from Virgin Mobile, it’ll be available this summer along with the just-announced (during the same event) Photon 4G. Anyone out there interested in the Motorola Triumph? Check out the images and press release for more on this device.
Show Press Release
The First Motorola Available on Virgin Mobile
Tech savvy customers will appreciate the feature-rich Motorola TRIUMPH, exclusive to Virgin Mobile USA, as one of the hottest phones with the added flexibility of a no-contract plan.
Motorola TRIUMPH boasts a vibrant 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, dual-facing cameras, a super slim design at less than 0.4 inches thick, HD-Video (720p) capture and HDMI output to allow for image sharing on your HDTV. Motorola TRIUMPH is the first handset to come preloaded with the Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 app used to access the Virgin Mobile branded music stream.
Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 is a social networking music application, which will provide all Android users free access to the company’s critically acclaimed music stream hosted by DJ Abbey Braden, as well as live music performance videos and “check in” features at special events. All status updates made using the app will also sync with Facebook and Twitter.
• 5MP back-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera
• HD video capture and playback in 720p, both on device or over HDMI
• Massive 4.1″ display (800×480 WVGA) and ultra-thin at .0.4″
• 1400 mAh battery
• 512MB RAM with 2GB ROM and SD card slot for extended
• Froyo (Android 2.2) with Flash support for enhanced browsing
(download from Android Market)
• Soft touch design for comfort in hand
• Software Platform: Android – Froyo
• Messaging/web/apps: MMS, SMS, email
• Camera: 5MP AF with flash, VGA front facing
• Video: 30 fps @ 720 p decode
30 fps @ 720 p 14 Mbps encode
• Connectivity: microUSB, 3.5mm , HDMI port
• Browser: Android Webkit Browser
• Bluetooth: BT V2.1 + EDR
• Memory: 512MB RAM/ 2GB ROM, uSD Slot
• Location Services: aGPS
• Form Factor: Tablet
• Experience Category: Media Centric
• Baseband: Qualcomm MSM8655
• Weight: 143g
• Dimensions: 4.8″ x 2.5″ x 0.4″Display: 4.1″ 800 x 480 WVGA
• Battery: 1400 mAh
• Bands/Modes: CDMA 1900 MHz EVDO RevA, 802.11 b/g/n
Image via Bonnie Cha of CNET