Sprint announces the affordable and 4G LTE equipped, Sprint Force Android Smartphone

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Sprint has announced the Sprint Force, a new and affordable addition to the carrier’s line-up of 4G LTE equipped Android smartphones. With a price tag of just $49.99 with a new two-year agreement and after a mail in rebate, the Sprint Force is definitely a budget-friendly device, yet it appears to still offer several of the features you’d expect to find on the more expensive Android smartphones.

The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) – powered Sprint Force features a 4-inch WVGA display with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Internal hardware goodies include a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB worth of RAM.  You’ll also get a couple of cameras, a 5-megapixel rear shooter that has a LED flash and can capture videos and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. For storing all of those pictures and music, the Sprint Force ships with 4GB worth of internal storage and also includes a microSD card slot that can handle up to 32GB cards.

Connectivity options of the Sprint Force include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth 4.0 and of course, Sprint’s 4G LTE network, which can allow the Force to act as a mobile hotspot with support for up to 8 devices. There is a 1730 mAh, Lithium-Ion battery that keeps everything running and is allegedly good for up to 9 hours of talk time per charge.

Software features of the Sprint Force include all of the advantages of you’d expect to get from owning a Android smartphone. There is the Google Play store with it’s more than 700,000 apps, millions of books and songs, and movies. You’ll also get access to all of Google’s Mobile services such as Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Voice and YouTube.

On top of everything Android 4.0 has to offer, the Sprint Force comes bundled with a few software features from Sprint. You’ll get Sprint TV and Movies, which offers over 15 channels of live programming as well as full episodes of popular TV shows. There is also Sprint Music Plus, which allows you to browse and purchase songs from a collection of millions of DRM-free music tracks, ringtones or ringback tones. The Sprint Force is also a Sprint ID device, meaning it will be very easy to personalize this phone with apps, widgets and notification tones all from a single app.

The Sprint Force is currently available from Sprint retail locations around the country. It can also be purchased from Sprint’s Telesales department by calling 1-800-SPRINT1 or by visiting Sprint’s Website. For the low price of just 50 bucks, the Sprint Force might make a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable Android smartphone on Sprint’s network.