Cricket’s Kyocera Hydro Plus is rugged, waterproof, cheap, low-end
Jan21

Cricket’s Kyocera Hydro Plus is rugged, waterproof, cheap, low-end

Cricket has launched the Kyocera Hydro Plus today. As all of its predecessors in Kyocera’s Hydro range, the new device is an Android smartphone that comes in a rugged casing. It is IP57 certified, and can withstand being immersed in water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. That’s its main claim to fame, by the way, sort of seconded by how affordable it is. That’s because in terms of specs, this is absolutely...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives at Cricket on June 7
May22

Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives at Cricket on June 7

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is continuing its world tour, and throughout it more and more carriers everywhere are starting to offer it. Today’s entrant on the list is Cricket. While this particular company isn’t exactly selling Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone just yet, it had the courtesy of letting us know when it would start to do just that. June 7 is the date you need to mark in your calendar if you’re a...

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HTC One SV announced by Cricket, out on January 16 for $349.99
Jan04

HTC One SV announced by Cricket, out on January 16 for $349.99

The HTC One SV went on sale in the UK yesterday, and today we got word that it’s headed to the US too. When HTC announced the device back in November, only Europe, Singapore, and Australia were known to be among the markets in which it would be released. But now you can add Cricket to the list too. The US carrier has announced that it will start selling the One SV on January 16 for $349.99 (without a long term contract...

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Cricket announces the ZTE Groove, out tomorrow for $129.99
Nov20

Cricket announces the ZTE Groove, out tomorrow for $129.99

Cricket lets us know that it’s adding yet another low-end Android smartphone to its roster. The own-brand Cricket Groove is manufactured by ZTE and will become available tomorrow, November 21 in stores and online. It will cost $129.99, sans long-term contract of course. However, if you’re lucky, you may find it on Cricket’s website going for just $79.99. The Groove comes with support for Cricket’s Muve...

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LG Optimus Regard now available at Cricket for $249.99
Nov14

LG Optimus Regard now available at Cricket for $249.99

Cricket has added yet another Android-powered smartphone to its roster today. It’s the LG Optimus Regard. This is a rebranded and retooled version of the LG Motion 4G that MetroPCS is selling, and it’s obviously one more addition to the Optimus line – which is going the way of Samsung’s Galaxy brand real quick, with dozens of devices being added to it. The LG Optimus Regard for Cricket comes with a 3.5-inch...

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Samsung Comment 2 now available at Cricket, yours for $89.99
Oct23

Samsung Comment 2 now available at Cricket, yours for $89.99

The Samsung Comment 2 that we saw leaked last week is now officially part of Cricket’s roster. This handset is an entry-level offering, coming with a full physical QWERTY keyboard (which will probably be the phone’s highlight for most people). The Comment 2 has a 480 MHz processor, a 2.4-inch display (probably QVGA), a 2 MP camera, microSD card slot, 3.5 mm headset jack, and stereo Bluetooth. The Samsung Comment 2 is...

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ZTE Engage lands at Cricket on October 2
Sep27

ZTE Engage lands at Cricket on October 2

Cricket is getting ready to launch yet another Android-powered smartphone made by ZTE. It’s becoming a tradition of sorts for the small carrier to release devices made by the Chinese company, and their partnership seems to be going well. The ZTE Engage will arrive on October 2, and will be yours if you agree to part with no more than $249.99. You won’t need to sign a long-term contract to get it at that price. Smartphone...

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Huawei Mercury Ice lands at Cricket on September 5, it’s a redesigned Mercury
Aug31

Huawei Mercury Ice lands at Cricket on September 5, it’s a redesigned Mercury

Cricket’s Huawei Mercury Ice will become available at Radio Shack on September 5. The Mercury Ice is a redesigned and renamed Mercury, which has been Cricket’s version of the Huawei Honor. The Mercury Ice will come in white, as you can see from the image below. The smartphone looks like it will still run Android 2.3 Gingerbread unfortunately. You’ll be able to get the Mercury Ice for $149.99 sans contract....

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Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will carry Windows Phone 8 devices
Jun21

Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will carry Windows Phone 8 devices

Yesterday we got the first sneak peek at Windows Phone 8, Microsoft’s upcoming version of its latest mobile operating system. That said, we’ve seen no actual new devices – it was a presentation geared more towards developers. As for release time frames, WP8 should arrive in time for this year’s holiday season, so there are still many months left until that happens. But when it does, three of the big four US...

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Cricket will launch the Samsung Vitality with Muve Music
Aug30

Cricket will launch the Samsung Vitality with Muve Music

Cricket is set to announce and release a new Android-powered handset pretty soon. The Samsung Vitality, for that’s the phone we’re talking about, will come with support for Cricket’s Muve Music unlimited music service. Up until now, the only phone to give you unlimited access to millions of tracks is the Samsung Suede, which is a featurephone. So this is good news for music lovers who like smartphones and have...

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