Cricket Planning Huge Smartphone Push
Cricket Wireless is hoping to bring 10 new devices to the market before the end of the year, with seven of them being smartphones. Cricket representative Matthew Stoiber said the company will have a "good, better, best" range of smartphones available to its pre-paid customers. The entry-level devices will be priced in the $149 - $249 range; mid-range devices will land under $300; and its high-end devices will have price tags exceeding $300. The company already has devices that fall into the first two categories, but has yet to announce or launch any high-end devices. Smartphone subscribers represent half of Cricket's customer base.
Hands-On: LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy
LG used Mobile World Congress 2015 to kick off its new range of mid-tier devices. The Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy bring LG's high-end design aesthetic to affordable price points.
Review: Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime for Cricket Wireless
Samsung's mid-range handset mimics some of the company's classier designs and offers a respectable value for Cricket Wireless customers. Here is Phone Scoop's full report on this Android handset.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
Huawei to Favor High-End Phones Moving Forward
Huawei recently said it wants to sell more high-end smartphones and fewer entry-level devices in a bid to increase margins. The company shipped 75 million smartphones during 2014 and wants to improve that number to 100 million in 2015.
Samsung Says It Will Refocus on Low-Cost Devices
Samsung today indicated it plans to tackle anew the entry-level and mid-range smartphone segments after reporting a 60% drop in profits for its most recent financial quarter. The weakened profits reflects sluggish sales of its high-end smartphones, such as the Galaxy S5 and Note 4.
All you should hear is cricket's chirping with their ridiculous data allotment
So good luck with this informed stuff.