US-based mobile carrier Cricket has launched a new messaging phone dubbed Cricket MSGM8 II.
The MSGM8 II is a candybar with a full QWERTY keypad and a 220 x 176 pixels landscape display. It also features “one touch Web access via MyHomeScreen”, voice recognition, Bluetooth, microUSB, and a 1.3MP camera.
You can buy the Cricket MSGM8 II here – it costs only $80.
Another phone that Cricket will launch soon is the Brew-based Kyocera Rio E3100.
As you can see in the image above, the Rio is a touchscreen device. It features a 2.8 inch QVGA display, A-GPS, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, WAP 2.0 browser, threaded messaging, 1.3MP camera, and MicroSD card support (up to 16GB).
Cricket may want to launch the Rio E3100 at the same time with the Android-based Kyocera Zio, namely on August 15. We’ll see.
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