Cricket and Samsung unveil new Android messaging smartphone


Cricket Communications, a provider of wireless services
and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, and Samsung
Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a mobile phone provider in the
United States announced the launch of the Samsung Transfix.


The Transfix is the latest in Cricket’s line up of
Android smartphones and is packed with many great features in a sleek design.


“The Transfix features an easy-to-use slide out
keyboard that makes messaging a breeze.  Combined with its affordable
price we believe the Transfix will be attractive to our customers looking for
an Android device,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager,
devices for Cricket.


With a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung
Transfix is an easy-to-navigate messaging device for Cricket customers who are
texting and surfing the web on the go. The Transfix is powered by Android 2.3
Gingerbread and features an 800MHz processor with a 3.2-inch touchscreen.


The smartphone also features a 3.2-megapixel camera with
camcorder and microSD slot with up to 32-gigabyte expandable memory. The
Transfix includes all of the popular Android apps like Gmail, YouTube and
Google Search, plus the Android market that now features more than 250,000
applications and games.


“We are excited to offer another Android Gingerbread
smartphone, the Samsung Transfix, to Cricket’s network,” said Todd
Pendleton, chief marketing officer of Samsung Mobile.


Recently, Cricket Communications and ZTE, a provider of
telecommunications equipment and network solutions, announced the launch
of the ZTE Score, the seventh smartphone to be included in Cricket’s dynamic
line of phone offerings and the first ZTE smartphone to be launched by Cricket.


Cricket is the first carrier to launch the ZTE Score,
which will be available beginning Sunday, September 25 in Best Buy and Best Buy
Mobile locations across the United States and will soon be available through
Cricket stores and dealers.


By Team
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