A pre-sale page has gone up on the Cricket Wireless site for the first Android phone to grace the growing carrier’s line up. The Kyocera Zio could be headed to Cricket as soon as August 15th along with a rumored $55 unlimited plan. It won’t come as the most impressive Android debut on a smaller network, but for those searching for the self-proclaimed savings that Cricket offers coupled with the power of Google’s OS at least it’s a start, if a humble one at that.
The Zio will feature a 3.5-inch WVGA display, 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 CPU, 3.2MP camera, and Android 1.6 calling the shots. As with most phones coming out these days, software updates to newer Android 2.x versions are promised by the manufacturer, but when it comes to particular carriers there is no telling what could happen.
Expect the phone to be priced somewhere between $250 and $300 on a month-to-month contract. Cricket has recently expanded coverage to all 50 states in the US through roaming agreements with Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS.
[via Android and Me]