Cricket customers, your lineup of Android devices just grew by one. Today the Samsung Indulge has made its way into Cricket's roster with a price of $329.99 which, like all other Cricket handsets, comes without any kind of contract. For your hard-earned $330, you'll be getting a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 1GHz processor, 3-megapixel camera, 1500mAh battery, and Android 2.2 running beneath Samsung's TouchWiz 3.0 UI. The full press release is available for your perusal below.
The Indulge is currently Cricket's only Android handset with a physical QWERTY keyboard and, when combined with the carrier's $55 unlimited talk, text, and data Android plan, it becomes a pretty tough device to resist. So, anyone planning on dropping the cash for the Indulge?
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 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 States(1), 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 suggested retail price of $329.99 plus tax, the Samsung Indulge is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and at www.mycricket.com. The Samsung Indulge is offered on Cricket's high-speed data network and with the 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.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.8 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket's nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit www.leapwireless.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
(1) No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.