And now we have a phone to go with that Cricket unlimited service, the Samsung Suede which is a social and messaging phone basically with an MSRP of $199.

Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States, today announced the Samsung Suede (SCH-r710). This handset will debut with the new Cricket Muve Music service in January 2011. The new wireless rate plan, the first to include a music experience designed specifically for the mobile phone, gives Cricket customers unlimited access to millions of songs, ringtones and ringback tones, in addition to unlimited access to voice, Web, text, video and more across Cricket’s nationwide 3G network.

“Samsung Mobile is excited to launch the first handset to integrate with the innovative new Cricket Muve Music service”

 

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“Samsung Mobile is excited to launch the first handset to integrate with the innovative new Cricket Muve Music service,” said Paul Golden, chief marketing officer for Samsung Mobile. “When you combine the handset’s sleek design and impressive feature set, such as the dedicated Muve Music button, the Samsung Suede is a device poised to redefine how people engage with a mobile music service.”

A slim, stylish full-featured messaging phone, the Suede is designed with a 3-inch touch screen display, virtual QWERTY keyboard and an easy-to-navigate user interface. The Suede features a dedicated Muve Music button, which provides Cricket customers with one-touch access to download music instantly over Cricket’s 3G network. Cricket customers do not need a computer to use the Muve Music service. The Suede’s user interface features with customizable widgets, for instant access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook™, MySpace™ and Twitter™. In addition, the handset boasts an HTML web browser for fast downloads of music, video and news content, access to the Samsung Widget store and location-based services.

The Suede offers users a full messaging suite including SMS and MMS, along with a music player with microSD™ card support, accelerometer, 3.0 megapixel camera and camcorder and 135MB of internal memory with up to 16GB of expandable memory.

The Samsung Suede with the Cricket Muve Music service will be available at select Cricket Wireless stores beginning in January 2011. The Cricket unlimited plan including Muve Music is $55 per month while the Samsung Suede has a M.S.R.P. of $199.

For more information about the Samsung Suede, please visit www.samsung.com or the Samsung USA Newsroom at www.samsungusanews.com.