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Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Cricket’s iPhone 5 play stumbles amid half the predicted demand

Leap Wireless' sales of the iPhone have significantly under-performed, despite expectations that a prepaid iPhone 5 would be in hot demand, with $100m-worth of unsold stock expected by June. Leap's deal with Apple saw the iPhone 5 offered through Cricket Wireless at $500 with no ongoing commitment, but according to an 10-K SEC filing, the carrier predicts it will have only sold half of the expected units by the time the smartphone reaches its first birthday.

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Samsung Comment 2 mobile phone lands at Cricket

Samsung Comment 2 mobile phone lands at Cricket

Cricket Communications has announced a new mobile phone from Samsung that has a physical QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone is called the Samsung Comment 2 and is described as a speedy messaging phone with cool features at a great price. The phone visually looks like a BlackBerry with little phone keyboard underneath the smallish screen.

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ZTE Engage to be a Cricket Wireless exclusive

ZTE Engage to be a Cricket Wireless exclusive

ZTE has unveiled a new smartphone running the Android 4.0 operating system that will be exclusively available at Cricket Wireless. The new smartphone is called the ZTE Engage and will be available on Cricket Wireless starting October 2. The smartphone promises to be a full-featured multimedia device running Android 4.0 and sporting a four-inch capacitive touchscreen.

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Cricket Wireless unveils new wireless plans

Cricket Wireless unveils new wireless plans

If you're a fan of no contract wireless plans, you may be familiar with Cricket Communications. The company is a subsidiary of Lead Wireless and has a number of contract free and reasonably priced plans for smartphones and feature phones. Cricket has announced new wireless rate plans and some have more music available.

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HTC One V heads to Cricket Wireless

HTC One V heads to Cricket Wireless

The HTC One series marches on with a contribution to the Cricket Wireless mobile carrier here in the USA with the budget-minded HTC One V. This device has been released several times already, once internationally and with Virgin Mobile, Metro PCS, and US Cellular. Now the most pocket-friendly of the HTC One series appears again, complete with Beats Audio, Cricket's own Muve Music service, and a release date of September 2nd!

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Cricket Wireless launches Huawei Ascend Q

Cricket Wireless launches Huawei Ascend Q

Cricket Wireless has announced the launch of its first Android smartphones to offer a touchscreen and a physical keyboard in a bar form factor. The new smartphone is called the Huawei Ascend Q. The smartphone appears to be your basic lower end Android device with the added benefit of having a physical keyboard for people who aren't big fans of virtual keyboards.

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Pre-Paid Leap iPhone not exactly cheap

Pre-Paid Leap iPhone not exactly cheap

Today we're finding that the idea of a pre-paid, no-contract iPhone is something that is driving the news media, but not necessarily customers, right up the wall. Reactions this week appear to be stemming from the unspoken rule that Apple's selection of approved carriers for the iPhone is a near-impossible cookie to crack. What we're finding here on Cricket is that there's certainly nothing to get excited about, especially given the similarities between this carrier's pricing and the prices users pay through every other outlet.

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