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Cricket Announces First Android Phone, the Sanyo Zio

Cricket is one of those unlimited type companies, and yes I did try them out years ago, and they left a sour taste in my mouth honestly. They’re getting their first Android phone called the Zio from Sanyo and Kyocera, it looks like a nice phone, but it’s only got a 600mhz CPU and it’s running Android 1.6! Hey, Cricket, for your first Android phone I would think it should be one that would make more of an impression than the Zio does!

The all-new Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera is immediately available online at, at Cricket-branded retail stores and at dealers nationwide without a contract for $249.99. The sleek new device comes equipped with a vivid, 3.5inch WVGA touchscreen and runs on Cricket’s all-3G network, providing users with access to the tens of thousands of Android Market applications, GPS capabilities and much more. In addition, the ZIO features real web browsing at 3G speeds and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Cricket is launching a special, all-inclusive $55 Android service plan to accompany the device, which offers customers unlimited talk, text, picture mail, web browsing, email, international text and more – all without telecom taxes and fees – at nearly half the price of Smartphone service plans at other major carriers. The $55 Android service plan is one of a number of new, all-inclusive voice service plans that the company has recently begun to offer to consumers.

For more information about the Sanyo ZIO by Kyocera, visit Kyocera’s full line of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded devices can be seen at