Cricket has scored yet another Android handset in their pursuit to bring smartphones to the month-to-month crowd. The Samsung Indulge has been introduced to their Android lineup and will sell contract-free for $329.99. The device comes in as the most powerful smartphone available for the carrier, sporting a 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch display, and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It doesn’t, however, sport the 4G LTE radio found in its MetroPCS counterpart.
The Indulge seeks to bring a high-end experience to the budget-minded smartphone user, and hence some elements aren’t up to par with more polished Samsung devices. The screen is TFT LCD and the camera comes in at only 3.5MP. For the price, we aren’t complaining.
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.