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T-Mobile Breaks the $100 Barrier With No-Contract Android Phone From ZTE

The long-talked-about arrival of the $100 Android phone, without a contract or carrier subsidy, is now a reality.

T-Mobile on Thursday announced plans to start selling the T-Mobile Concord, a low-end Android device from China’s ZTE. The phone is basic for a smartphone, running the older Gingerbread flavor of Android and packing just a two-megapixel camera and a 3.5-inch screen.

Still, that’s certainly plenty of smartphone for some, and it breaks new ground when it comes to its starting price. It’s available now at Walmart, and starting on Aug. 26 at Target.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik