Jun 09 AT 12:03 PM Edgar Cervantes 24 Comments

Motorola Triumph coming to Virgin Mobile this summer

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.

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Show Press Release
Motorola TRIUMPH
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

Via: Engadget

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website iLoveLiveUnqiue

    I’m glad you guys changed the picture that quick. You had the Photon up there for second and I came back to say ehhhh? Not bad for Virgin Mobile

    • Angie Strickland

      Yup, slight miscommunication in trying to get the post up quickly :)

    • http://Website JAG

      But this is not either a bad phone for Virgin Mobile!

  • http://Website Ronnie

    now if thw coverage was as good as the phones

  • http://Website Dan

    My VM prayers have been answered! Finally a mid to high-end phone on VM.

    I’m sick of paying 75$+ for mobile, 25$ a month baby! Now we just need to see the price tag.

    Next step: cancel sprint, port number to Google voice, and get the Triumph.

  • http://Website Stevorso

    I’ve been waiting for this for a while now… already on VM with Samsung Intercept. This phone should make me stay longer!

  • Anonymous

    This is truly a sweet addition to Virgin Mobile’s android collection (Intercept & especially the Optimus V). And $25. or $40. monthly bills with this sweet phone is even better.

    The only down side to this phone is the battery. The 1400 battery might not last all that long. Look at the HTC phones with 1400 batteries that might barely make it 3/4 of the day on a single charge. But then again, that is with Sense too. With Stock Android & (themed) LauncherPro, the battery might be perfect.

    Let’s just hope the Virgin Mobile Triumph has an unlocked bootloader like it’s sister phone, the Photon on Sprint!

  • http://Website whocare

    I had droid with verizon, battery life very short, this phone may the same,

    the different is price, with verizon i paid more than 75 per month
    with Virgin mobile $25 per month for unlimited text, e-mail and data and 300 minutes of voice.
    what a deal!!

  • http://pryvateid.tumblr.com Dave

    This is a definite WIN! When I saw this, I figured I was dreaming seriously, or it was an error. I’m like Virgin Mobile Canada right? This can’t be USA because I know how Canada’s Virgin Mobile gets all the high ends & The articles just said Virgin Mobile, so I said this might not be USA. Then, when I read it was I was like WOW! This is a GREAT device for Virgin Mobile. Virgin Mobile will sell these like hot cakes & seeing the T-Mobile/AT&T Buyout, they will probably really sell because people wanna port from T-Mobile now. Shoot, if the deal does go through (HOPEFULLY NOT!), I will get one myself & Switch over to Virgin.

  • http://www.musicfortv.org Jim Satriani

    This will hopefully bring the other companies into line. If Virgin can do such great deals on the back of the Sprint network, then it shows what a ripoff the other companies are. My wife is on Virgin and the coverage is much better in LA/OC than T-Mobile ever was. For new users, realistically the $25.00 plan is not quite enough minutes if you have any sort of a life. But the $40.00 is more than enough. With the new Magic Jack plus coming out, that you can use without a computer, maybe the $25.00 will be enough, exciting times to really give it to the big boys of the phone world who have been fleecing us for years.

  • http://Website Travis A.

    i have the blackberry curve, and its horbile, i have had the loft, intercept, and the optimus. and i have to say im quite excited for this, i called virgin mobile and they said they will be lauching it before july, so if thats true, we’ve only got about 2 more weeks left of waiting

  • http://Website Jay

    I hope VM won’t change the plans like they did to the MIFI device Data plans, but there is no guarrantee they won’t.

    • http://motorolatriumph.info Rock That Motorola Triumph

      This is one of my main concerns as well – I mean, I could probably stand paying another 10 bucks a month to have access to all the extra data service, but I do not want Data limits. This is the way the cell world is going, however. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • http://Website Chris LaRoche

    i want this phone.

  • http://Website Russ

    I hope they can keep the cost down below 300 as this will attract more ppl to upgrade their VM prepaid phones. I currently have the Intercept and very much like it except for a few minor things, but I tend to upgrade each time a new phone is released.
    I would love for their coverage to be a tad better than it is now, and Ive looked for better deals with better service,but so far I just cant beat the 25 a month even if service is lacking.

  • http://Website Roadstr

    In the Philly area and going northeast to Paoli coverage on Virgin Mobil is better that AT&T or T-Mobile. It’s better than a tad… AT&T and T-Mobile would cut out 4-7 times while on the commuter train… Virgin drops out 0-1 while listening to NPR. Great service and can’t wait to upgrade to the Triumph. The coverage maps aren’t accurate, they are general and if they say excellent it doesn’t mean that your call will not be dropped. Thanks Vigin, I would have never guessed your service would be better than what I was paying $80/mo for.

  • http://Website Lauryn

    what is the date its coming out at though? im going to get the optimus…but i want the triumph..does anybody know?..

    • http://Website Jim

      Best Buy is selling it for $299 (and a decent 2 year protection plan for $39.99) and it will be available on July 19. Now that is the pre sale date according to Best Buy’s web site with store pickup “soon”. I ordered one and they are estimating delivery will be from 7/19 to 7/26.

    • http://Website Greg

      Lauryn – I would not get the Optimus V phone. I have it sitting here and I’m about to box it up and return on Wednesday, since the All-Star Game is tomorrow. :-)

      Don’t get me wrong the Optimus V is a nifty little phone but it will not run Adobe Flash or Adobe AIR for that matter.

      I’m a designer and developer and found out the processor is just not fast enough.

      This Triumph phone looks like it will be able to handle Flash and hopefully AIR.

      Why does this matter? Well, there are a lot of Flash Apps out there in the Android Market, which means with the Optimus V you would not be able to download and use those apps.

      I develop for iOS an use Flash and it runs just fine (re-compiles to native code) but I want to use same/slightly modified code for Android. This Triumph phone will hopefully handle my needs without breaking the bank. I already pay AT&T $85 a month, so just $25 more with Virgin Mobile for Android rocks in of itself.

      Have fun!

  • http://Website Adela

    So, this sounds like a great phonee! But i first wanna try out the samsung intercept! Any great or bad things i should know bout the intercept?

    • http://google Jibreel

      Don’t get the intercept. I’ve had the intercept for the past 6 months and it is a terrible phone. It is laggy, slow, and is always freezing up. You don’t ever have enough onboard memory to actually download the apps you want and if you download good games like Angry Birds or Plants vs. Zombies, they don’t work because you can only get through about a level on them before they start to lag. The screen is really small and has a low resolution, and it’s really unresponsive. You’ll sometimes find it really hard to actually make a call because you can’t get into the dialer app because the phone is always freezing up. The slide-out keyboard is probably the only plus

  • Danny

    I got the intercept 6 months ago at radioshack. Thank God the got the insurance. I’m taking it back to get the triumph just as soon as my region gets it. Ill only have to pay another $100 for this great upgrade.

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  • Randy Taborn

    I went to the store today to buy it .. and they told me I had to pay $50 a month, but I already have the $25 plan .. Am I able to still get the phone with the $25 plan???