Cricket Wireless has just announced a new Android smartphone, the ZTE Groove X501 that features 3.5-inch display, 800 MHz processor with 1GB of RAM, a 3.2 MP camera with front-facing shooter, Wi-Fi hotspot, expandable memory and includes Cricket’s popular Muve Music service.
The ZTE Groove does not require long-term contracts and costs $129.99, though, for a limited time, it is available via Cricket’s web site for $79.99 after $50 Web Discount. Muve Music smartphone plans start at $50 per month.
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The ZTE Groove comes with a 3.5 HVGA touch screen with a 480 x 320 pixel resolution and is powered by an 800 MHz processor. The phone is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel main camera / camcorder with zoom and flash, and a VGA front-facing camera for some extra fun while talking to your friends.
The Groove runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which by today’s standards is a really old version of the operating system, but still you will have access to Google services, like Gmail, Google Maps or Google Play store where you can find thousands of apps to download.
The phone will offer you only 1 GB of internal memory, but it sports a microSD card slot compatible with up to 32 GB memory cards so you will have plenty of space for your apps, music, photos and videos.
The connectivity features include 3G compatibility, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot capability to share the internet connection and Bluetooth for wireless communication with other devices.
The ZTE Groove supports Cricket services like Cricket Tethering, Cricket Navigator and MyAccount and is pre-loaded with ringtones and Muve Music Player compatible with CMX, MP3, MIDI, AMR, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, WAV, and M4A file formats. The smartphone has a 1500 mAh battery good for up to 400 minutes talk time and up to 350 hours standby time.
Other features of the ZTE Groove include: speakerphone, voice activated dialing, predivtive text input and multiple language support.