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Cricket Introduces BlackBerry Curve 9350

~ Sleek, Fast and Easy-to-Use Smartphone Features Next-Generation BlackBerry 7 OS

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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™ 9350 smartphone to the dynamic and varied Cricket smartphone line-up.

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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™), along with social apps and access to thousands of apps on BlackBerry App World™. 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:

Voice:

  • Talk (unlimited)
  • Long distance (unlimited)
  • Caller ID
  • Voicemail
  • Call waiting
  • 3-way calling
  • Call forwarding

Messaging:

  • Text (unlimited)
  • Picture (unlimited)
  • Video (unlimited)
  • International text (unlimited)
  • International picture (unlimited)

Data:

  • Unlimited 3G mobile data

For more information about Cricket's dynamic service and newest device lineup and to check for availability, visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

About Cricket
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.

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.


 

Blackberry Curve 9350




MSRP $ 199.99


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™), along with social apps and access to thousands of apps on BlackBerry App World™.


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.



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