FreedomPop Launches Branded Devices

Los Angeles-based free mobile broadband and Internet phone service FreedomPop said Wednesday that it has launched its own line of branded products, including an Android "phablet" and an Android phone. The company--which offers up free, albeit bandwidth limited mobile data service and phone in a number of markets--said the new devices include a 7-inch, 4GB Android "phablet" called the FreedomPop Liberty, and a 7-inch, 4GB LTE plus wi-fi Android phablet called the FredomPop Frenzy. The Liberty costs $89, and the Frenzy $99; FreedomPop also said it plans to roll out an $89, LTE Android phone in coming months. FreedomPop offers up both mobile broadband, as well as 200 free voice minutes and 500 text free per month on its service.