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. It also includes a microSD port for cards up to 32GB (4GB preloaded). The Muve Music service will cost $65 on the Vitality, which also includes unlimited talk, text, and web. The Vitality will be available from Cricket's retail locations starting the week of September 12 and will cost $219.99 ($20 rebate available). Cricket said that it plans to introduce a broader portfolio of Muve Music-capable devices later this year.
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.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.
AT&T and Cricket Launch the Alcatel Ideal
AT&T and Cricket Wireless today announced a low-cost Android handset from Alcatel. The device is the same hardware as the Alcatel Dawn sold by Boost and Virgin, but has been rebadged as the Ideal by AT&T and Streak by Cricket.
In Boon to Cricket Customers, Google Home Gains Deezer Music Streaming Service
Deezer this week said its music streaming service will soon be available for streaming on the Google Home smart speaker. Deezer competes with Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Amp Prime 2 Available from Cricket
Cricket Wireless today added two new Samsung handsets to its list of devices. First, the Galaxy S8 is available for purchase from Cricket stores.