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Cricket Adds New Groove Device Into Their Lineup

Cricket just announced that a new Android smartphone called The Groove that has a lot of Muve Music features would be available extremely soon. The new Groove device is packing a 800MHz processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing shooter and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. This is all running off of a 1500mAh battery. The device comes with Muve Music from Cricket, which is a service where subscribers are able to have access to an unlimited amount of music, videos and artist commentary. You could look at it as being a glorified version of internet music radio Pandora. It’s a very nice service to have if you are a Cricket subscriber.

Cricket has said that the new Groove device will be tomorrow, Wednesday, November 21st. The device is going for $129.99 with data plans starting at $50 per month. For more detailed information on the device, make sure to take a look at the press release below.

Are you going to be picking up the new Groove device or would you rather get yourself a Samsung Galaxy S III for $50 during the holiday season here? Keep in mind that Cricket does not offer Contract phones, so the Groove device might be something you would just want to check out since its a cheap $129.99.

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Cricket Adds the Groove Smartphone to its Holiday Shopping List
~ Offers Top-Tier Features at Value Pricing

~ ~ Newest Android Smartphone Available with Unlimited Muve Music®

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Cricket today announced the availability of the ‘Groove from Cricket,’ the carrier’s newest Muve Music Android smartphone. The phone’s stylish design, popular Android operating system, and Cricket’s value pricing will excite customers and entice those looking to switch to a pre-paid option or buy a second handset. With the Groove, holiday shoppers can take advantage of Cricket’s unlimited music, data, talk and text Android service plans starting at $50 per month. The Groove will be available on November 21st at Cricket stores, dealers and online at www.mycricket.com for $129.99 (MSRP).

“Cricket’s customers will be excited to experience the Groove with Muve Music, WiFi, tethering, and two cameras,” said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president of devices for Cricket. “The Groove is the perfect stocking stuffer smartphone or gift companion phone with the features holiday shoppers need to delight their family and friends.”

The ‘Groove from Cricket’ is powered by a fast 800MHz processor, 2.3 Android OS and a long lasting 1500mAh battery. The 3.5 -inch HVGA TFT color capacitive touch display offers bright and easy to find icons that make navigation easy and enjoyable. With the Android OS, holiday photo and video sharing is simple and easily powers lifelike video conferencing with its 3.2 megapixel rear facing camera/camcorder with flash and 0.3 megapixel front facing VGA camera/camcorder.

The ‘Groove from Cricket’ offers impressive design and is loaded with features not commonly found in a smartphone at this price and can be activated on one of Cricket’s three monthly smartphone service plan options starting at $50 per month. All Cricket plans, including smartphone service plans, feature all-inclusive pricing with no service fees and no overage charges. For customers, that means a predictable monthly bill, regardless of increasing usage, offered at a price point that fits into a value conscious budget.

With Muve Music from Cricket, Muve Music subscribers have access to unlimited downloads of their favorite music and access to exclusive artist commentary, music and video through Muve Music’s monthly artist programs. With millions of songs at their fingertips, customers will never pay per song and no contracts are required.

About Cricket
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket’s innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® – the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.

Young Jeezy Is Cricket’s Muve Music Headliner This Month

Why ya’ll trippin, I’m just fine… yup those are the lyrics to one of Young Jeezy’s most popular singles. Atlanta based Jeezy is being featured as Cricket’s Muve Music headliner this month. Jeezy has produced a special, limited edition Muve sessions album specifically for Cricket’s unlimited music program available on several of their phones including the ZTE Score and the Choir.

Muve Music customers can enjoy Jeezy’s latest work entitled “TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition” and also an exclusive Muve Music sessions surrounded by the album.

Cricket’s Muve Music is available on select devices for $55 a month and includes unlimited talk, text, web and Muve Music. Muve allows you to download unlimited tracks, songs and albums every month to be played via the selected phones.

We Go Hands On With The ZTE Score On Cricket Wireless VIDEO

We got a chance to take a look at the ZTE Score on Cricket Wireless. The ZTE Score was ZTE’s first Android smartphone to hit the US. ZTE has been having great luck in Europe and Asia becoming 5th place in worldwide market share last quarter.

The ZTE Score is a very light weight plasticy feeling Android device. It weighs just 4.5 ounces and features a 3 and a half inch TFT, capacitive touch screen display with a resolution of 320×480. It’s all running on a 600 mhz single core processor and features a microSD slot supporting up to 32gb.

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Virgin Mobile And TCT Mobile Team Up For Juke B

  Sprint’s prepaid Virgin Mobile service has teamed up with a lesser known manufacturer, TCT Mobile, for a new Android device.  The JukeB by TCT is a candybar style phone with a fixed qwerty keyboard. It’s a similar form factor to the Verizon Droid Pro and the Sprint Motorola XPRT and Sprint Samsung Replenish. Virgin does have a qwerty slider, the Samsung Intercept.

The Juke B will most likely be an Android phone with an emphasis on music the way the new Samsung Vitality is with Cricket’s Muve Music platform. So far the revealed specs include: QVGA display, running Android 2.3.4.  Although the only word on carrier is Virgin Mobile in North America, and that could mean either U.S. or Canada, the Canadian Virign Mobile gets the same tier 1 phones other Canadian carriers get.  The TCT Juke B definitely seems like an entry level phone destined for prepaid and the music part suggests it’s going to compete with Cricket’s Muve service.

source: Pocketnow

Samsung And Cricket Announce The Samsung Vitality Android Phone With Muve Music

Earlier today we reported that Cricket cancelled plans to release the Viewsonic Viewpad 7 and instead was focusing on their Muve Music and Smartphones. Well today’s phone announcement encompasses both.

The Samsung Vitality is officially announced now as the first Android phone on Cricket’s network to support Cricket’s unlimited Muve Music service. The service allows customers on the Muve Music plan to download as many songs as they’d like on their Muve Music enabled phone.

The phone itself sports an 800mhz processor, 3.5″ screen, 3.2 megapixel rear facing camera and a 4gb microSD card of which 3gb is reserved for your songs. The Samsung Vitality is also the first Cricket Android to come out with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.  $65 a month will get you unlimited voice, text, data and Muve Music.  The phone will cost you around $200 off-contract.

Source: Cricket via Pocketnow

Cricket’s Next Muve Music Phone Is The Android Powered Samsung Vitality

According to this internal shot obtained by the ninjas at Engadget, Cricket is looking to release the same Samsung Admire that MetroPCS and US Cellular announced  last week, with their Muve Music in it. The new Cricket/Muve Music version of the Samsung Admire will be called the Samsung Vitality.  It has just about the exact same specs as the Samsung Admire, except it features Muve Music.

Muve Music is an unlimited music download service that Cricket announced back in January in Las Vegas at CES.  Muve Music signs were everywhere.  Cricket is targeting the music lover that may not have regular access to a computer and still want to download a lot of music.  Cricket’s Muve Music technology allows the user to download as many songs as they want, however the songs stay on the phone.  Users can connect their phones to external audio sources through traditional 3.5mm jacks and Bluetooth however the songs can’t’ be copied to another device via a computer.  All the downloading happens on the phone.

The phone itself will feature an 800mhz processor, 3.2 mega pixel camera and a 3.5 inch screen and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Source: Engadget via Phandroid

Cricket MUVE Takes Over Las Vegas

Cricket Wireless announced their new Muve service back on December 20, 2010.  This week in Las Vegas they are creating a huge buzz within the CES community and the community that lives and works in Las Vegas.

When we say taking over, we mean taking over, we counted over 12 different cabs with Muve signage on the top.  We also went to the New Yorker earlier in the day and saw limos with Muve banners on them.

At the CES unveilled event Matt Stroiber and Greg Lund from Cricket Wireless flagged down thedroidguy for a live demo.

Using some decent headphones we went on a quick tour of the Samsung Suede and the Muve music service.  Muve is a Cricket Wireless servie where for $55 dollars per month you can get unlimited data/3g, free text messages, pic messages an videos.
Currently the service is only available on the Samsung Suede Muve phone however Cricket plans to expand the Muve portfolio in a few months.

Crickets Popping Up All Over Las Vegas For CES

Last month we wrote about Cricket’s new Muve Music service and how it was going to debut at CES. Well CES is here and so are the Crickets.

Cricket has taken as many opportunities as it can to showcase this new attempt at downloaded music purchases straight to the phone, this time with an unlimited twist.  For Cricket customers who get a Muve package they get unlimited nationwide calling, unlimited nationwide text, picture and video messaging, unlimited global messaging, unimited 3G mobile, unlimited email, unlimited data back-up, and unlimited video.

The Muve plan adds, for the first time ever by a US carrier, unlimited full track downloads, unlimited ringtones, and unlimited ringback tones.

The Muve music plan is available on the Samsung Suede. To pull all this off Cricket has teamed with the Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Music, which gives Muve customers a robust catalog of current and familiar music from today and yesterday.

Cricket has several CES engagements to show off the new service. They also have their street teams heavily involved all over town with blow ups, promotional vehicles and demos.

Source: Cricket/CES