Budget handset features Muve Music
Among the myriad of new smartphones at CES this week, ZTE brought its Chorus handset that will be headed to Cricket. Electronista stopped by ZTE's booth to check out the new device, which offers a hardware and software combination focused on the carrier's Muve Music service.
Cricket adds ZTE Score and hits big retailers
Cricket made a big push to get prominence as a US cell carrier Thursday by unveiling a new Android smartphone as part of a larger push. The ZTE Score fits in the current entry level with a 3.5-inch, 320x480 capacitive touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It carries a partly customized Android 2.3 but claims Cricket's Muve Music as its real advantage, with unlimited song and ringtone downloads when using the $55 combined data, text, and voice smartphone plan.
Handset to feature Cricket's Muve Music service
Cricket Wireless has announced that it is set to launch Samsung's Vitality handset, which will be the company's first Android device to offer Muve Music service. The introduction confirms earlier rumors pointing to a new handset that is nearly identical to the Admire handset offered through competing carrier MetroPCS.
Samsung Vitality with Muve Music due at Cricket
A new Samsung phone, the Vitality, has shown up in a computer-based Cricket training manual and has been shared online by Engadget. It's a near-twin to MetroPCS' Admire, sharing the same 800MHz CPU, 3.5-inch 320x480 touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It will run on Android 2.3.
$55 plan includes unlimited talk, text, Web, music
Cricket Communications today announced that its Muve Music plan is now available in all its markets nationwide. The $55 monthly wireless plan includes unlimited calling, text messaging, and mobile Web. Previously, the plan was only available in thirteen of its major markets.
Cricket launches Muve music service in Vegas
Cricket Wireless has now launched its Muve Music service in Las Vegas. Introduced one month ago, the $55 per month all-in phone service will include unlimited music downloads that users can keep in addition to unlimited calls and data. Thus far, it's only available on the Samsung Suede handset.