Sprint rides the Express to Budget Town, available now for $20

Do you choo-choo-choose the Sprint Express, or does it choose you? The Now Network's mixing things up this holiday season by adding its own branded device -- in reality, a reworked Huawei Boulder that Sprint slapped its name on -- to the low end of its smartphone lineup. Known simply as the Express, it's a portrait QWERTY Android 2.3 handset that will set you back $20 with a two-year contract (after a $50 mail-in rebate). What you'll get in return for that hard-earned Jackson is a 2.6-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display, 3.2MP camera, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of internal storage (with expandable microSD slot), a 1,500mAh battery and a 3G mobile hotspot that supports up to five devices. We doubt it'll be the first stop on anybody's Black Friday shopping list, but we think it may actually get penciled into the schedule somewhere.

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Express from Sprint™ Available Today for Just $19.99, Provides a
Customizable Experience with Android 2.3 Featuring Sprint ID

Express from Sprint is available today via Sprint Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), Web
Sales ( and can be ordered in any Sprint retail store. It costs just
$19.99 (excluding taxes) with a new-line activation (or eligible upgrade), on an
Everything Data Plan with Premium Data add-on and two-year agreement after a
$50 mail-in rebate via reward card.

Express from Sprint is an ultra-affordable candy bar style device boasting Android
2.3 and featuring Sprint ID, which takes mobile phone customization to a new level.
It features a 2.6-inch capacitive touch display, full QWERTY keyboard and access
to select Sprint ID packs. It's an easy-to-use smartphone for the socially connected

Key features include:
• Android 2.3, Gingerbread, featuring Sprint ID customizable user interface
• Full QWERTY keyboard
• 2.6-inch capacitive touch display
• 3.2MP camera with flash and camcorder to capture the moments instantly
• 3G hotspot capability for up to five devices simultaneously
• WiFi b/g/n capable
• Large battery for maximizing phone's potential (1500mAh Li-Ion)

Sprint ID is a unique, simplified way to find apps and to customize wireless
devices. Sprint ID packs deliver a variety of apps, widgets, shortcuts, ringtones and
wallpapers – designed to meet users' specific mobile needs and interests – in a few
simple clicks. Sprint ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan and
users can download five at once. To see all Sprint ID packs, visit

Express from Sprint requires activation on one of the Sprint Everything Data plans
plus a required $10 per month Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones.
Sprint's Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime includes unlimited Web,
texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network,
starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 per month Premium Data add-
on charge – a savings of $40 per month vs. Verizon's comparable plan with unlimited
talk, text and 2GB Web, or $10 per month vs. Verizon's 450-minute plan with
unlimited text and 2GB Web.

The mobile hotspot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month supporting
up to five WiFi enabled devices simultaneously. Monthly mobile hotspot data usage
is limited to 5GB of data while on the Sprint network.