HTC didn't bother to announce this when it said
would be coming to some regional American carriers in the fourth quarter, but it turns out Alltel
-- the tiny bits left of it in the wake of the Verizon acquisition, that is -- is one of those carriers, and Android Central
put aside a little time to check it out. Build quality is said to be reasonable (as you'd expect from an HTC device) albeit a bit on the plasticky side, the camera's decent, and the load of Android 2.1 is refreshingly close to stock -- but the deal-breaker is that ridiculously low-res QVGA display, something we took issue with in our look at the GSM Wildfire
earlier this year as well (this CDMA version is the phone rumored as the Bee
, by the way). All told, not bad for $30... but when you consider that the HVGA LG Optimus T is hitting T-Mobile for the same price
, HTC might have to do better than this in the low-end war.
[Thanks, Delon H.]