updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu March 27, 2008
New Cricket AWS phones
Smaller American carrier Cricket has announced its second and third AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) phones, the MyShot and Spex by Samsung. AWS is a frequency band that was opened up to cellular carriers in 2006, and is used by primarily by T-Mobile. The MyShot is a clamshell phone, featuring a 1.3-megapixel camera, with options like a timer and multi-shot capability. Also present is expanded Bluetooth support, which enables sharing photos as well as contacts. Pricing is $150.
The Spex, meanwhile, is extremely basic, using a candybar design and omitting a camera entirely. It does however support Bluetooth for unspecified purposes, most likely hands-free calling. Its price is $120. Both phones should go on sale Friday.