Jan 09 AT 1:04 PM Sean Riley 12 Comments

MetroPCS bolsters 4G lineup with Samsung Galaxy Attain, LG Connect

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Regional carrier MetroPCS has doubled their existing 4G lineup with the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G and the LG Connect 4G.

The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G is unfortunately only a moderate upgrade from the Galaxy Indulge that has been available for some time now. Much like its predecessor, it offers a 1GHz processor with a 3.5-inch screen. It features a 3MP rear and a 1.3MP font-facing camera. Fortunately it’s running Android 2.3, so it can leverage that front-facing camera for Google Talk. The Attain will be available in the next few weeks for $199 after a $50 mail in rebate.

The LG Connect 4G will be the star of the MetroPCS lineup by leaps and bounds. It brings a 1.2GHz dual-core processor to the table, along with a stunning 4-inch NOVA display that incorporates Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology. Like the Attain, the Connect will be running Android 2.3. No word on a 4.0 upgrade. The 5MP rear camera with flash is capable of 720 video capture, and a front-facing camera is present for video chat. On the audio front LG uses Dolby Mobile, and the phone is pre-loaded with Rhapsody Unlimited Music service. No official pricing yet, but a $50 mail rebate will be available.

Both phones are subject to MetroPCS’ $50 or $60 smartphone plans, which offer unlimited talk, text and browsing. The $50 plan allows for 1GB of multimedia streaming . For just $10 more you bump up to unlimited streaming. (Seems like a no-brainer to me).

If you are contract averse, but want to get in on the 4G LTE experience, the LG Connect 4G represents a fairly enticing option.

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MetroPCS Reaches New Heights with Latest 4G LTE Android, the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G

Attain Brings Improved Performance, Stellar Looks and Features to MetroPCS’ Expanding 4G LTE Android Portfolio

DALLAS and LAS VEGAS — (January 9, 2012) — MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced the Samsung Galaxy AttainTM 4G, a multi-tasking smartphone with the power of 4G LTE and the kind of flair to help consumers manage their busy lives — without digging deep into their pocketbooks. Available online and in MetroPCS in the coming weeks, this mobile powerhouse is MetroPCS’ latest addition to its 4G LTE AndroidTM handset lineup, with no annual contract and tax and regulatory-fee-inclusive service plans that start at just $50 per month.

“We are committed to delivering the latest smartphones that fit our customers’ needs and provide unmatched value with our 4G LTE service,” said Tom Keys, MetroPCS president and chief operating officer. “We believe that the Galaxy Attain 4G fills a sweet spot within our growing 4G LTE portfolio, packing all of the Android features that consumers have come to expect and that allow them to do more.”

The Galaxy Attain 4G, armed with a 1GHz processor, keeps consumers’ lives moving forward and helps them stay in the loop. Powered with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), it is designed to handle everything in consumers’ day-to-day lives. Equipped with a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, users can capture and share photos quickly and easily. The 1.3MP front-facing camera and pre-loaded Google Talk application makes it simple to video chat face-to-face with loved ones on the device’s 3.5″ screen. In addition, users will be able to take advantage of the Android Market with quick access to more than 300,000 applications, games and tools.

“The Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G is designed to meet the needs of consumers who manage their lives on the go and we’re excited to provide another feature-rich 4G LTE Android handset to MetroPCS and its customers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Since the device is versatile, users can easily transition between personal and professional usage, with features that make the Galaxy Attain 4G the perfect ‘everything’ phone.”

The Galaxy Attain 4G is available on MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 smartphone plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees. On the $60 plan, consumers can choose between Rhapsody Unlimited Music or MetroSTUDIOTM to fulfill all of their entertainment needs — on top of unlimited talk, text and web. With Rhapsody Unlimited Music, music lovers can access more than 12 millions songs, within Rhapsody’s extensive music library. With MetroSTUDIO, entertainment enthusiasts have access to rich multimedia content, including Video On Demand, providing instant access to the latest TV shows, news, sports and entertainment right from their phone. And to give customers even more entertainment options, MetroPCS recently added content from Disney/ABC Television Group and ESPN to MetroSTUDIO.

The Galaxy Attain 4G will be available for $199 plus tax, after a $50 mail-in rebate, for a limited time only. Consumers interested in purchasing the Galaxy Attain 4G can visit their local MetroPCS store or go online to purchase the phone and sign up for service.

MetroPCS and LG Mobile Bring Incredible Entertainment and Exceptional Value with Launch of New LG Connect 4G

LG Connect 4G Delivers Multitasking Magic with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4G Connectivity on Nation’s Only No Contract 4G LTE Provider

DALLAS, LAS VEGAS and SAN DIEGO — (Jan. 9, 2012) — MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and LG Mobile today announced the latest addition to MetroPCS’ 4GLTE-enabled smartphone line-up with the powerful LG ConnectTM 4G. Available within the next month, LG Connect 4G is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is MetroPCS’ first handset to feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, giving consumers a powerful multi-tasking tool for their daily needs and entertainment.

“Our customers demand a stellar service and device experience and we’re excited to provide another option that allows them to enjoy entertainment, handle business and stay connected at an incredible overall value,” said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. “We’re committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering a full spectrum of handsets that fit every budget and lifestyle.”

LG Connect 4G packs features and performance into a sleek, modern design that is big on style but not on bulk. Its brilliant 4-inch NOVA display with patented technology from LG, together with a Corning®Gorilla® Glass Screen Protector, provide consumers with unparalleled viewing pleasure and durability. And with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 720p HD video recording, the LG Connect 4G delivers a tremendously responsive user experience when browsing the web and capturing or viewing video. The phone’s Dolby® Mobile feature offers a high quality sound experience for all stored music and users won’t miss out on streaming all their favorite tunes thanks to the pre-loaded Rhapsody Unlimited Music service. LG Connect 4G is also equipped with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a front facing camera.

“LG Connect 4G provides MetroPCS customers with a fast and affordable 4G LTE device that delivers a powerful multimedia experience,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. “LG Connect 4G users will never miss a beat while on-the-go and can create, share and view photos or images on one of the brightest displays on the market.”

Consumers interested in LG Connect 4G can choose between MetroPCS’ affordable smartphone plans of $50 and $60, taxes and regulatory fees included. Both plans feature unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE web browsing, with the $50 plan offering 1GB of multimedia streaming access (streaming video, audio and game content) and the $60 plan offering unlimited multimedia streaming access.

LG Connect 4G will be available in MetroPCS stores and online atwww.metropcs.com within the next month.

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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