News by Luke Jones on Friday October 10, 2014.
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You may remember the AQUOS Crystal, the screen to edge device launched by Sharp a couple of months ago and confirmed to be heading to US carrier Sprint. Well, I have played around with the handset and can say that the lack of bezels around the edge is just mind blowing, and it is a decent mid-range workhorse too. Sprint has now rolled out the device on its pre-paid purchase plan, while subsidiary Boost Mobile has also confirmed it will be carrying the handset.
Boost Mobile - AQUOS Crystal is available for $149.99 (excludes taxes) in white at www.boostmobile.com/aquoscrystal, Boost Mobile branded retail stores and Best Buy beginning today, Oct. 10. Sprint - With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase the black AQUOS Crystal in all Sprint retail channels including www.sprint.com/sharp and Telesales (1800-SPRINT1) beginning Friday, Oct. 17, with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $101 (service plan is required). Sprint Prepaid - Sharp AQUOS Crystal will be available in black through Sprint Prepaid for $149.99 (excludes taxes) in Best Buy stores on Oct. 10 and in Radio Shack locations on Oct. 21.The AQUOS is the baby of two Sharp devices, the other being AQUOS Crystal X, a higher spec?d model that is unfortunately reserved to Asian markets. The US Sprint variant gets a 5-inch 720p screen and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM. The Crystal is not the thinnest device, but it looks good at 10mm with its all screen design. This variant gets 8GB of on board storage, Harman Kardon sound, and Android 4.4.2. source: Sprint
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