Cricket Leaps Into Target Stores Starting Sunday
Leap Wireless today announced that its Cricket-branded cellular service will be sold at 1,600 Target stores starting Sunday, April 22. The move marks a major retail expansion for Cricket, which will offer its normal and Muve Music plans. Target stores will carry two Cricket smartphones, the Samsung Vitality for $99.99 and the ZTE Score for $69.99. Muve Music plans, which include voice, messaging, and data services, start at $55 per month.
Hands-On with the ZTE Score for Cricket
The Score for Cricket is ZTE's first smartphone for the US. If the primary factor in your purchasing decision is price, the Score is hard to beat, coming in at only $150 full retail price, and $90 after instant discount.
Samsung Vitality Is Cricket's First Android Muve Music Phone
Cricket Wireless and Samsung today announced the Vitality (aka, Admire), the first Android device able to take advantage of Cricket's Muve Music service. This monoblock device includes Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.5-inch touch display with 320 x 480 pixels, a 3.2-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 800MHz processor, and a 3.5mm headset jack.
MetroPCS Selling the ZTE Score M Starting Today
MetroPCS began selling the ZTE Score M via its web site today for $49.99 after mail-in rebate. The ZTE Score is a variant of the Score sold by Cricket Wireless.
Cricket Scores Distribution Deal with Amazon.com
Cricket Wireless today announced that its phones and services can now be ordered from Amazon.com. Cricket said that the Samsung Vitality and the ZTE Score Android phones will be available first, both of which are compatible with its Muve Music plans.
Google's ARCore 1.0 Released to Public, Google Lens Hits More Handsets
Google today made ARCore 1.0 available to developers and the public, bringing augmented reality to some 100 million smartphones around the world. Handsets compatible with ARCore include Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7, and S7 edge; LGE’s V30 and V30+; Asus’s Zenfone AR; and OnePlus’s OnePlus 5.
Samsung Admire / Vitality
3.5" display 320 x 480 pixels
1,600 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot
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