Telstra Launches $99 Android Smartphone

In case you missed it, Telstra loves Android. Not only are their flagship handsets powered by Google's Mobile OS, not only have they launched their own tablet powered by the little green man, but they've just announced a Telstra branded $99 Android handset for prepaid customers. They also upped their prepaid value, too.

The phone, which is a pretty basic number, runs Android 2.1 and includes the standard smartphone features of WiFi, GPS and a 3.2MP camera. Dubbed the Smart Touch, the phone only has a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen and will be available on March 22 for $99.

To coincide with the new phone, Telstra has also adjusted its prepaid plans. The telco has added significant talk, text and data value to its Cap+ and Weekend+ prepaid plans, as you can see in the tables below:

Cap+

Weekend+

It looks like a pretty decent option for those less tech savvy people looking to move into the smartphone area, but I suspect the resistive touchscreen makes it an automatic disqualification for you guys.

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