Contracts suck, we can all agree to that. If you are looking for a new Android device on a no-contract carrier on the cheap Cricket Wireless has a new offering for you that might be perfect. The smartphone is called the ZTE Cricket and it is the first ZTE branded smartphone to hit the Cricket network. Cricket is also the first carrier to launch the Score from ZTE as well. It will be in Cricket retail locations starting September 25.

It will be offered in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations as well. The ZTE Score is an Android phone that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a 600MHz processor and a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touch screen. The phone also has an accelerometer and a virtual keyboard. The rear camera is 3.2MP and is supports video recording as well as still photos.

The phone also has WiFi, 3G connectivity and XT9 trace for easy text entry. It will also work with the new unlimited Muve Music service and can access all the apps on the Android Market. The Cricket Samsung Vitality I mentioned a while back also supported the new unlimited music service. The phone will sell for $129.99 making it a low priced Android offering.