In the past year, other prepaid carriers, such as Boost Mobile and MetroPCS, have stepped up their game and offered more smartphones without contracts, particularly Android-based phones.
The Transfix, one such prepaid phone, has a full-QWERTY slide-out keyboard, which seems to be a trend for Samsung at this show. The Transfix runs Android 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and an 800MHz processor. The Transfix is available now for $180 from Cricket.