Samsung Admire / Vitality
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.
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.