This is great news for Tracfone users who want to browse the Web, check email and connect to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks using their phones.
Most Tracfones already have rudimentary web browsers. It's possible to install a better browser, like Opera Mini, and email or social networking apps on many of the newer Tracfones. The problem up to now is that Tracfone data has been slow and expensive. 3G is fast but it''s still pricey for regular use on Tracfone. Wi-Fi is fast and free Wi-Fi is available at homes, schools, libraries, coffee shops, and restaurants, including MacDonalds and Panera Bread.
In addition to 3G and Wi-Fi, the S390G is a triple minutes for life phone and has a 2 MP camera with video recording capability and an MP3 player. So far only limited specifications are available:
Included Apps: Calculator, Calendar, Email Client, MP3 Player
Camera: 2 MP with video recording
Expandable Memory: microSD card slot (card not included)
Size: 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.5, Weight: 3.5 (ounces)
Standby time: Up to 12 days, Talk time: Up to 6 hours
The screen looks like it's about 2.2 or 2.4 inches and I suspect the resolution will be 320 x 240 px. As long as Tracfone doesn't lock it down too much and it has decent compatibility with popular Java apps like Opera Mini and the Facebook app, the S390C could turn out to be Tracfone's best phone yet. The S390G is now available on the TracFone site for 44.99. It's also available from NET10 for $49.99 and Straight Talk for $59.99.