Cricket launches ZTE Score Android Smartphone


Cricket Communications, a provider of wireless services
and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, 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 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.


The ZTE Score is a full-featured Android smartphone
providing speed and ease of use, making it particularly appealing for those
customers looking to upgrade to a device with today’s newest technologies.


The phone is based on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) comes
with 600 MHz of processing speed and features a 3.5″ HVGA capacitive touch
display, accelerometer and virtual qwerty keypad, 3.2MP camera/camcorder, WiFi
capable, 3G real web browsing and XT9 Trace for easy text entry.  


The ZTE Score also includes the new and innovative Muve Music
service, and it also offers access to more than 200,000 apps on the Android
market, Google Maps and Navigator, Email, MyAccount, Cricket411, and much more.


With the Muve Music smartphone plan, Cricket Wireless
customers will enjoy unlimited song downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones,
as well as unlimited text, picture, and video messaging, 3G mobile data, mobile
video, data back-up, and 411 assistance.


Muve Music is the first unlimited music service to be
included as part of a wireless rate plan and now has more than 200,000
customers. By applying its philosophy of unlimited services and value
innovation, Cricket and Muve Music have given their customers a new music
experience that ranks high in customer satisfaction.


“ZTE is pleased to work with Cricket to provide its
customers with new devices that provide the best of today’s technology at an
accessible price point,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA and president,
North America Region, ZTE.


“The ZTE Score, powered by Android and an ideal
platform for Muve Music, is a prime example of a feature-rich, affordable
smartphone that will help consumers enhance their mobile lifestyle,” Cheng


ZTE recently announced
its foray into the Smart Grid solutions market in India. The company has
launched a range of end-to-end solutions which will address the urgent need for
creation of Smart Grids by the Power sector in the country.


The launch is in line with the company’s strategy of
introducing its technologically advanced products and services to cater to the
technology requirements of the Government and of enterprises across industries
for enhanced growth in the country.


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