Cricket Introduces BlackBerry Curve 9350
SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2012 /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), announced today the introduction of the BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 9350 smartphone to the dynamic and varied Cricket smartphone line-up.
Powered by the new BlackBerry® 7 OS, the slim and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9350 is a premium model in the Curve series of smartphones. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation. GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi® support are included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording, plus a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage. The new Curve 9350 is Cricket’s second BlackBerry smartphone and delivers the world-renowned BlackBerry email and messaging services, including BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM(TM)), along with social apps and access to thousands of apps on BlackBerry App World(TM). The BlackBerry Curve 9350 is available now at $199.99 (MSRP).
The BlackBerry Curve 9350 is Cricket’s first CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert System) commercially available device, which means that customers will be able to receive “Critical Alerts” (i.e. Amber and Presidential type Alerts) via a SMS message to their phone.
“The introduction of the BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone is another step in our ongoing effort to bring our customers a diverse selection of operating systems and phones from which to choose,” said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president, devices for Cricket. “The BlackBerry Curve 9350 has what customers need to keep up, including a powerful processor, fast browser and a 5 MP camera with flash.”
Cricket’s No-Contract Smartphone Rate Plan for BlackBerry Curve 9350
The Blackberry Curve 9350 is available with a $55 a month Cricket rate plan with unlimited talk, text and data and no monthly contract. Cricket’s service plans feature all-inclusive pricing and easy-to-understand pricing packages with no service fees and no overage charges. For customers, that means a bill that doesn’t fluctuate based upon monthly usage – at a value-packed price point that fits into a tight budget.
Cricket’s $55 per month, all-inclusive smartphone service plan includes:
- Talk (unlimited)
- Long distance (unlimited)
- Caller ID
- Call waiting
- 3-way calling
- Call forwarding
- Text (unlimited)
- Picture (unlimited)
- Video (unlimited)
- International text (unlimited)
- International picture (unlimited)
- Unlimited 3G mobile data
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Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts serving 6.2 million customers. Cricket offers wireless voice and mobile data services over the latest, high-quality, all-digital 4G (LTE) and 3G CDMA wireless networks. In 2011, Cricket launched its award-winning Muve Music® product, the first music service designed for a wireless phone that now has more than 600,000 customers. Cricket’s innovative products and services are available at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.
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Blackberry Curve 9350 MSRP $ 199.99 Powered by the new BlackBerry(R) 7 OS, the slim and stylish BlackBerry Curve 9350 is a premium model in the Curve series of smartphones. It is ergonomically designed with a comfortable and iconic keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an optical trackpad for easy, one-handed navigation. GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi(R) support are included, as well as a 5MP camera with flash and video recording, plus a microSD card slot for up to 32 GB of additional storage. The new Curve 9350 is Cricket's second BlackBerry smartphone and delivers the world-renowned BlackBerry email and messaging services, including BlackBerry(R) Messenger (BBM(TM)), along with social apps and access to thousands of apps on BlackBerry App World(TM). Feature Highlights: · CMAS Capable · BlackBerry push email service for multiple email accounts · Real Web Browsing at 3G speeds · High resolution 2.4" color display · Easy to use QWERTY keyboard · 5 megapixel camera/camcorder · Music player/micro SD slot · BlackBerry App World · Wifi capable · Stereo Bluetooth Operating System: · Blackberry 7 OS Processor Speed: · 800Mhz Included Accessories: · Travel charger · Standard lithium ion battery · 2GB microSD card · USB cable Cricket Services Supported: · Cricket Storefront Client (Ringtones and Wallpapers) · Cricket Mobile Web · My Account · My Backup Optional Accessories: · Car Charger · Case · Bluetooth Headset · Additional microSD Memory Cards ----------------------------------------- Preloaded Content: ------------------ · Uno & Bubblebash Voice ----- Stereo Bluetooth Enabled Yes Voice Activated Dialing Yes Speakerphone Yes Messaging --------- SMS Yes MMS Yes QWERTY keyboard? Yes Camera ------ Resolution 5.0 MP Zoom Yes Video Yes Music ----- Supported music formats AAC,AAC+, WMA MP3, eAAC+ Dedicated music player Yes Memory ------ Removable Memory Format microSD Storage Capacity Up to 32 GB RAM 512MB ROM 512MB Battery: -------- Battery Type Lithium Polymer Capacity (mAh) 1000 mAh Talk Time (min.) Up to 5.5 hours Standby Time (hrs.) Up to 14.5 days Productivity: ------------- Calendar, Alarm, Calculator Yes Contact Directory Yes Wireless Network Capability: ---------------------------- Technology CDMA Mode Tri-band Data Transfer Speed 1x and 3G speeds Physical Characteristics: ------------------------- Form Factor QWERTY Bar Keypad Style QWERTY Headset Jack 3.5mm Data Port USB 2.0 (micro) Dimensions (H x W x D in) 109 x 60 x .11" Weight (w/standard battery) 99g Color Black Main Display: ------------- Resolution 480 x 360 Screen Type 2.44" HVGA TFT LCD General ------- Languages English / Spanish E911 Yes TTY / TTD Yes HAC Rating M4/T4 Warranty 1 year
SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.