Are you ready for a high-end Android phone, on a prepaid unlimited $45 plan, checking in at under $300? Cricket Wireless thinks you are, and will be offering the Huawei Glory to foot the bill. Checking in with a 1.4 GHz CPU, a 4-inch 854x480 screen, an 8MP camera and Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3), the Glory looks like it's filling the promises we heard last year about high-end, low cost components that will push Android into as many hands as possible.
According to Sasha Segan (PCMag), Huawei has edited a few things away from stock, but the Glory doesn't have a heavy manufacturer skin. It does have a huge 1900 mAh battery and a very bright LCD screen. To sweeten the whole pot, Huawei also says the Glory will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich when it's available.
Will great phones on pre-paid carriers (see the Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile) become commonplace? I certainly hope so.
Source: PCMag. Thanks, Ilya!