Samsung JetSet R550
Today Leap Wireless announced a new service called Mobile Music, which is a new mobile storefront for Cricket subscribers to discover and download music. The service will cover both PCs and phones. Tracks will cost $1.99 each, or three for $5 to download directly to the phone. Cricket users can also choose to download songs from MyCricket.com for $0.99 each and then sideload the music to their phones. Cricket is also offering two copies of each song for $2.25, which includes one copy for the PC and one copy for the phones. The service will only work with Cricket's 3G phones, which include the Motorola ROKR, KRZR, SLVR and RZR2; and Samsung JetSet, r610 and r500.
Today Leap Wireless announced that its Cricket services will now be available in additional markets. The new markets include Savannah, Ga., Hilton Head, S.C. and surrounding communities. Leap said the new markets add significantly to its 62.3 million covered POPS. Leap also introduced the Samsung r550 JetSet. The JetSet is a clamshell that supports Cricket's 1700MHz AWS spectrum. It also has a 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder, stereo Bluetooth capabilities and an MP3 player. It supports microSD cards up to 16GB. It is available immediately and costs $200.