The T-Mobile Astound, which is widely believed to the the Nokia C7 model re-badged for the U.S. carrier, will be coming April 6th for a mere $80 on contract. As a more budget-conscious smartphone that features some nice high-end features, the Astound will only be a 3G smartphone and won’t support T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network.
According to TmoNews, T-Mobile subscribers can anticipate at least 4 more Symbian devices to land on the carrier this year. Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 smartphones won’t be arriving until 2012.
The Astound is said to be announced this coming Monday on the eve of the CTIA trade show for wireless.
If in fact the Astound is the C7, it will sport a 3.5-inch Clear Black Display (CBD) touchscreen, which is an AMOLED touchscreen that features rich colors and deep, dark blacks. The device has a solid build quality and was released late last year. It also sports an 8-megapixel camera and can be seen as the consumer edition of Nokia’s flagship Symbian^3-powered Nokia N8 smartphone. The device would succeed the Nokia Nuron on T-Mobile USA.