Virgin Mobile Offers Samsung Galaxy 500 for ‘Free,’ User Has to Enter into a 3-year Contract

Written By Sam on 22 November 2010

If you are a Virgin Mobile user in Canada, Samsung Galaxy 500 is now available for ‘free’. This is the third Android smartphone after the HTC Legend and Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant to be offered to Virgin Mobile users; and it is expected that the latest addition ‘free’ tag will see a further spurt in the customer base. All a user has to do is sign a three-year contract agreement with Virgin Mobile, one of the largest mobile phone carrier in Canada, and get to use this wonderful smart phone. For Android OS aficionados this will surely be welcome news. For users not wishing to enter into a contract, this smartphone is available at a price of $199.99.

The Samsung Galaxy 500 is an Android 2.1 ‘Éclair’ operating system-based handset with most of the basic features that users usually want in addition to the enhanced features this OS offers. Since this handset comes already with an upgrade to the Android 2 OS, this means enhanced features and functionality enabling users to download thousands of applications on free as well as on a chargeable basis.

This smartphone has a 2.8 inch QVGA resolution touchscreen, with 16Gb maximum storage capacity in the microSD memory card slot and a powerful, fast 600 MHz processor. Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi provide connectivity along with inbuilt GPS facility and a 3.5mm headset jack enables third party headsets to be connected. A superior 2 Mp camera and multimedia features are standard. This smartphone also offers email, IM and messaging along with a host of other features expected of such a versatile device.

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