FCC Outs High-End ZTE Android Phone for Cricket
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site reveal details of an unannounced Android smartphone made by ZTE. The V8000, as it is referred to by the FCC, supports the cellular bands used by Cricket Wireless and includes Cricket branding on the hardare. The FCC also confirms that the device includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. According to photos posted by the FCC, the V8000 has an 8-megapixel main camera with flash and a user-facing camera of unknown quality. Other elements of the hardware visible in the images include a microUSB port and 3.5mm headset jack, as well as SRS Audio and MuveMusic logos. The four buttons visible on the front of the V8000 suggest that it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but the FCC documents don't confirm the operating system details of this phone. Neither ZTE nor Cricket Wireless has released information regarding this device yet.
Hands-On: New Cricket Phones
Phone Scoop spends some time with the ZTE Engage and the Alcatel Authority, two new Android phones headed to Cricket in the coming weeks.
ZTE Engage to Reach Cricket Stores October 2
Cricket Wireless today announced that the ZTE Engage will be available starting October 2 for $249.99. The Engage is the altest smartphone compatible with Cricket's Muve Music service.
ZTE Engage LT Pops Up on Cricket's Web Site
Cricket Wireless recently made the ZTE Engage LT available for sale via its web site. The Engage LT is a stripped-down version of the Engage, and includes entry-level specs for an Android smartphone.
FCC Reveals the Alcatel Idol 5
Documents recently published to the FCC web site show what is likely the Alcatel Idol 5, which has not yet been formally announced by TCL. A device with the model name 6058 was cleared by the FCC for operation in the U.S.
FCC Approves Freetel Handset for Cricket
A handset made by Freetel, a Japanese company, was recently approved by the FCC for Cricket Wireless. Documents on the FCC web site detail a smartphone called the Cricket Wave, though the phone is manufactured by Freetel.
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