Everybody seems to be talking about android phones lately, but many of us still aren’t quite sure what they are, or what they can do. With three new android phones now available from i wireless, we thought we’d give you all the details so you can make an informed decision about whether an android phone is right for you.
What is an android phone?
Similar to an iphone, an android phone is said to be the future of mobile phone software, because the Google “android” platform allows you to customize the look, feel and functionality of your phone to fit your needs and personality. You can even customize your screens. And, you can run multiple applications at the same time, so, for example, you can switch from instant messaging to web browsing seamlessly.
What can an android phone do?
Android phones are loaded with great features to start with, like built-in GPS, built-in Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel cameras, touch screens, voice dial and much more. All are fully-functional smart phones that allow you to use mobile e-mail and web browsing. But what sets these phones apart is they are completely customizable with over 20,000 applications that you can download on your phone to help you do everything from checking the local weather, to creating your own custom radio station, to giving you a quick and easy Facebook or Twitter interface.
At the android market (www.android.com/market) you can download thousands of both pay and free applications that can make your phone do anything you can imagine. From scanning bar codes at the store to see if you can find an item cheaper somewhere else, to turning your phone into a stop watch or a mileage tracker, there’s an app for almost everything!
What do android phones cost?
i wireless has three new android phones available. The lowest priced phone, the HTC Hero, comes in three colors (bronze, pink and white) and costs just $99.95 with new line activation and a 2-year agreement. Android phones typically run around the same prices as other touch screen smart phones.
How do I get an android phone?
To get any of the new i wireless android phones, or to try one out for yourself, stop by any of our i wireless locations including our office in Plainfield, Hardware Hub in Frederika, Seery Telecommunications in New Hampton or Tripoli Plumbing & Heating in Tripoli. Then let the fun begin!