QWERTY handsets aren’t exactly in abundance right now from MetroPCS, so messaging fiends who enjoy ridiculously cheap unlimited plans should be pleased to learn that the scrappy young carrier has officially launched the Motorola Hint. For those who follow MetroPCS, it isn’t exactly a surprise that the Hint has arrived as chatter surrounding its impending launch has been surging for a while now. Even still, Moto’s QWERTY slider is now the most compact handset with a full keyboard MetroPCS has in its repertoire. It’s also the most expensive, ringing up at $249. With the recent launch of the Samsung Finesse and now the Hint becoming available, it looks like MetroPCS is stepping it up when it comes to its handset lineup. Now if we could only get some more extensive coverage, we’d be in business.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.