Besides being just in time and cheapsufficient to purchase for the kids this coming holiday season, theSprint Express has much to proffer like an entry-level smartphone.

A typical candy bar plan, the SprintExpress weighs 4.76 ounces and at 4.47 inches tall, 2.47 inchesbroad, and 0.46 inches thick, it suits comfortably in the hand. It aswell suits in a shirt pocket without stretching or ripping somethingfolk tend to overlook.

Although Express offers a full QWERTY,the keyboard itself sits on the bottom half of the front while the2.6-inch diagonal capacitive touchscreen display sits above it, onlylike a typical BlackBerry seems. This intends it is not protected andcould benefit from a bumper case.

The display itself offers a result of320 pixels by 240 pixels, and although it is neither the largest northe highest-resolution display by any means, it works quite well. Itis bright and crisp plenty to read text, although being clearsufficient to view photos and video without squinting. Again, itcould benefit from a cell phone case, or at least a displayprotector.

The Sprint Express features AndroidGingerbread 2.3 and the new Sprint ID. According to Sprint, Sprint ID"takes customization to a new level." The ID packs arefree, as long as you have the Everything Data Plan. The packs letusers to download up to five wallpapers, widgets, applications andother down-loadable items at one time, and they are geared toward theuser's requirements and particular interests.

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Few of the usable ID packs contain aYahoo! pack, CMT pack, ESPN pack, MTV pack, and others. Like ever,Android offers the usual Google services having Gmail, text and SMSmessaging, calendar, and others. Express as well offers Sprint TV andsocial network account linking, which can be rather useful for avidsocial networkers.

Express characteristics a 3.2-megapixelcamera on LED flash for however photos, although doubling as acamcorder. It is even a Wi-Fi and 3G capable device, offering speedsof up to 2 MB/s for downloads at peak performance, while speeds of upto 700 Kb/s are typical. Sprint Express also offers Bluetooth andGPS, and the mobile hotspot, which lets an Internet connection for upto five devices.

The Express arrives on a smallish 2 GBmicroSD card, but it can expand up to a 32 GB card. Although it couldapply more RAM, 512 MB is only good sufficient for the basics.Powering it all is a 600 MHz single-core processor. Although not aspowerful as a dual core, again, it is good sufficient for the basics,having video playback. The surprising characteristic is the Express'battery a 1500 mAh, which only occurs to be a bigger battery ascompared to most other smartphones that are much more expensive areoffering these days, and it lets for up to six hours of talk time.