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ZTE Venture and Chaser Virgin Mobile Bound

Posted In News - By Mark Hearn On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 5:08am PST With 2 Comments

In today’s edition of Prepaid Needs Love Too, we’ve got what appears to be a pair of Virgin Mobile’s upcoming budget friendly Androids. The good people over at Pocket Now have gotten hold of a couple of carrier branded renders, revealing both the ZTE-made Venture and Chaser. Reminiscent of the Motorola Titanium, the ZTE Venture sports about a 2.8-inch display and a full QWERTY keyboard. As for the rest of the device’s modest internals, the Venture is said to be rocking a lowly 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a splash of Gingerbread for flavor.

Designed with a more modern look and feel, the ZTE Chaser is sadly said to easily be caught, as it’s suspected to carry bargain bin internals as well. Expected to be based off of the ZTE X500, the Chaser is likely to carry a 3.5-inch display, 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2 megapixel camera and Android 2.3.

As it stands, pricing and release details are a mystery, but we’re suspecting a sub-$150 price point and a late December/early January release for both handsets. If you’re not a fan of contracts and are looking for a smartphone capable of running a few apps, then these two just might fit the bill.


Source: Pocket Now

About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

  • Guest

    Hmmm… this Venture has potential if the price is right. I was just about to pull the trigger on a couple of Admirals to replace the venerable Treo Pros on my family plan, but if I can go off-contract on Virgin for a year at $45/month per line then when I come back to Sprint late next year they’ll have LTE phones and I’ll be a “new” customer. With the Admirals I’d not be very excited about having to move off my nice old “cheap” Free and Clear plan to paying premium monthly rates for 3G-only smart-phones (no WiMax in my area), and I resent the $0.01 offers being dangled for new customers recently by the likes of Amazon while long-term customers like me are ineligible.

  • J Rruiz46

    Cricket needs to learn!