Mobile phone carrier Sprint adjusted the price tag for one of the latest handsets released on its airwaves, the Sanyo Zio, making it available for purchase for free for those customers interested in the signing of a new contract agreement.
The Zio is an impressive mid-range Android phone with a 3.5-inch WVGA screen, 600 MHz processor, and 3.2-megapixel camera. It comes with Android 2.1 OS, which isn’t the latest and greatest from Mountain View, but it still packs a punch. It also comes with Sprint ID support, allowing you to quickly switch between homescreen profiles that can be individually customized with various apps, widgets, and shortcuts on the homescreen – say, one homescreen for work, one for play, one for vacation, and one for you or your significant other’s birthday. Sprint says it will soon update their curvy and sleek mid-range to Android 2.2 OS, although we’re still not told when, exactly, that will happen.
At the same time, Sprint states that the offer does not include taxes and service charges. “No cash back. Requires activation at the time of purchase,” the company continues. To get benefit from the deal, users would have to sign a new two-year contract agreement on an eligible plan, or to activate a new line under the same requirements.
From now through January 8th, 2011, Sprint will front you a $100 mail-in rebate on the Sanyo Zio when you buy the handset through Sprint.com.