Cricket Wireless just got what we would call a nice mid-range Android phone named the Samsung Indulge. It looks like a mini Samsung Epic in a way and features some similar hardware inside making it a great phone for those on Cricket. It comes with Android 2.2 on board with a 1 Ghz processor, 3.5" display, Touch Wiz 3.0 and the weakest link would be the 3 MP camera on the rear but that is plenty for those Facebook photos right? All this for the low price of $329. Not bad when you don't have to sign a contract of any sort.
The Samsung Indulge is already out in the wild running with Metro PCS so the hardware isn't extremely new to us, but this refreshing improvement to Cricket's lineup is a welcomed one for those that are using something like the Huawei Ascend or even the Kyocera Zio as the build quality and Android 2.2 of the Indulge is a step up that is for sure.
For more information and pictures feel free to head over to the Cricket Samsung Indulge page and possibly even order yourself one. Get the freedom of no contract and a great phone with Cricket. Full press release below:
Cricket Enhances its Smartphone Line-Up with the Samsung Indulge™
~ Android 2.2 OS and a 1Ghz Processor Provide a Supercharged Experience ~
SAN DIEGO – June 2, 2011 – Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEAP), and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the launch of the Samsung Indulge™ (SCH-r915). The Indulge is the first Android device by Samsung to be included in Cricket’s dynamic line of phone offerings.
This latest smartphone addition brings the best of both worlds to Cricket customers in the form of a large, 3.5 inch display and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. In addition, the Indulge is powered by a 1GHz processor and Android 2.2 with Samsung TouchWiz 3.0. Cricket’s fourth Android smartphone also includes great features like a 3MP camera/camcorder, music player/microSD slot, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a large 1500mAh battery. The Indulge features all of the popular Android apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Search, plus Android market which now features more than 200,000 applications and games.
“Cricket customers have really taken to smartphones and we are evolving our portfolio to meet their needs by offering smartphone features at varying price points,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager devices for Cricket. “Our customers love to text and surf the web, especially using social media applications and want an Android experience with a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. And the Indulge delivers with a blazing fast 1GHz processor, vivid display and a slide-out keyboard.
At a value price of $329.99, the Samsung Indulge is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and at www.mycricket.com. The Samsung Indulge is offered on Cricket’s all-inclusive $55 Android plan, which provides users with unlimited talk, text, 411 information, navigation, international text, unlimited picture and video messaging, nationwide data services on the company’s reliable all 3G network, and more.
For more information about Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, please visit www.mycricket.com.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.8 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket’s nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit www.leapwireless.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
1 No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.