Nokia 1606 clamshell launched by Cricket USA

If you’re a US mobile user who happens to like simple flip phones, Cricket has just launched something for you: Nokia 1606, an entry-level clamshell that works on the said carrier’s AWS network.   

Of course, Cricket only offers its mobile services in limited areas of the US, but it still has ~3.3 mil customers who need phones too, right?

So, after the more evolved Samsung JetSet, Leap Wireless’ subsidiary has now come up with the Nokia 1606. The new phone is not one to be excited about, but it might prove to be a good choice if you don’t need too many features.


Here’s a rundown on the specs of Nokia 1606:

  • 1.8-inch internal display with 128 x 160 pixels, 262K colors
  • 96 x 32 pixels monochrome external display
  • Tri band CDMA 1xRTT connectivity
  • Voice memo recorder
  • SMS & MMS, predictive text input
  • Speakerphone & Voice Activated Dialing
  • PC contact synchronization
  • LED flashlight
  • Micro USB
  • 8MB of memory
  • Cricket Games and Apps capable
  • Talk time: up to 3.5 hours
  • Stand by time: up to 11 days
  • Weighs only 2.68 oz
  • Measures 3.35 x 1.77 x 0.65 in


No memory expansion slot, no camera, no MP3 player. But hey, some of us might not need those. 

Nokia 1606 can be found in all of Cricket’s stores, retailing at $129.99. If bought online, from Cricket’s website, the flip phone will cost you only $109.99.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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