Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kyocera Zio will arrive at Cricket August 15th!!

So I was at work toady doing my normal searching for Cricket and the new Android Zio phone that will be launching very soon, when I stumbled across a few pages that listed the as being a new page. Well I hate to break it to you but that page has been up for well over a month now and is no new information, however I have heard from a Cricket store manager that August 15th holds some significance. I have already posted all the specs for you guys earlier post but I will give the specs out again for anyone that missed them.

The Kyocera Zio Specs:
  • Android 1.6 operating system 
  •  600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor.
  • 3.5-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen (480x800 pixels resolution),
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • 512 MB internal memory
  • MicroSD memory slot (supports up to 32GB microSD cards). 
  • 1x EV-DO Rev.A (800MHz, 1900 MHz),
  • Wi-Fi,
  • A-GPS/E-911 capable.
  • Media Player and all the other usual goodies (Google Maps, Full use of Android Marketplace etc.)
I know it has Android OS 1.6, and I know other bloggers have stated that Cricket most likely won’t ofer an upgrade but, Kyocera has stated that there will be a roll out of the 2.x OS to their mobile Android devices later this year and my “source” has confirmed that Cricket will be on board with the OS updates.

Now for the down side the price will be $299(according to my source) this is expected from Cricket as there are no contract and the monthly charges will be half of other carriers and I know first had of Alltel’s monthly charges for a Samsung Delve reaching into the 140’s per month every month for two years straight, since that is the phone that I carried over to Cricket a few months back after my contract with Alltel ended.(Which since on Cricket I have used my phone for approximately 2500 minutes per month for three months and my bill has been only $48.00 that’s right only $48 bucks a month and the service has been unbeatable, REALLY!!)Also, I have a friend that has the iPhone. Her bill exceeds $125.00 every month with out fail, we there is one thing that fails... calls the amount of dropped calls she says drives her crazy.

Also, I will tell you that my inside source states that the phone will be on a special plan that runs $55 per month! Also, be on the look out for the Blackberry Curve to make its debut on around the same time.

As stated above the price is rumored at $299 but look for a special launch promotion that could lower the price of the phone down to around $199 or less with free shipping!
Well I said it once and I will say it again I can't wait for this puppy to launch! Look for my review of this phone and lots of other stuff coming soon........

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