Virgin Mobile Chaser is an Android Phone for $80, Sans Contract

Virgin Mobile just introduced an $80 Android smartphone to their line-up, and it’s quite the sweet deal. Granted, the $80 PCD Chaser is just running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and not Ice Cream Sandwich, but it’s still a really good deal for a smartphone off contract. The device also packs in a 3.2″ display, a 3 megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, a 1,450 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, GPS, and it’s running on an 800MHZ processor. A 2GB micro-SD is included and it comes preloaded with apps like Virgin Mobile Live and the Virgin Mobile ID packs.

One thing’s for sure – this pricing, combined with Virgin Mobile’s recent price drop on their smartphone plans, is certainly making Virgin Mobile highly desirable. Which begs the question, with prices like these – why would anyway one want to get a 2 year contract anymore?

The Chaser is available to purchase today.