Cricket plans to release their first tablet package tomorrow (Dec. 16), consisting of the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Crosswave Mobile Hotspot (with one months service) for $595. The Galaxy Tab has a retail of $499, and the hotspot rings up at $149.99, so in reality this isn't a bad deal if you're looking for cheap monthly mobile broadband access and a shiny new tablet to go with.
According to the press release (find it after the break) corporate Cricket stores should have the bundle, as well as just the Galaxy Tab for $499, on shelves starting tomorrow. You'll be able to enjoy everything you love about Android and the Galaxy Tab, with some no-contract 3G data to go along with it.
Cricket Enhances its Device Portfolio with the Launch of its First Tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1
Popular Wi-Fi Enabled Tablet Available for $499.99 or Bundled with a Cricket Crosswave mobile broadband device for $594.99, ~ ~ Available Beginning Friday, December 16th at Cricket Company-Owned Stores,
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14, 2011 -- /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) today announced that the Wi-Fi enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 will be available Friday, December 16, 2011 in Cricket company-owned stores. The slim and sleek Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb, 16GB of internal storage and will be available in Metallic Gray.
"We're excited to introduce tablets to our Cricket customers," said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president, devices for Cricket. "Our customers are finding new ways to incorporate devices into their active mobile lifestyle to stay connected, engaged and entertained and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great device to help them do all those things."
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Android 3.1 Honeycomb brings access to more than 250,000 apps through the Android Market™ and offers full support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™ and more. Customers will relish the 10.1-inch enhanced display with a 1280x800 resolution HD screen, 1 GHz dual core application processor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. Both consumers and business customers will find a multitude of uses for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that range from video chat to business tools, including those that allow for the opening and editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Adobe® Flash® Player to deliver an enhanced Internet browsing experience and access to content-rich Websites.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available from Cricket for $499.99 MSRP. Cricket is also offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as part of a special bundle which includes the Crosswave, Cricket's dual mode DO/Wi-Fi device and a first month of Cricket broadband service, all for $594.99 The Cricket Crosswave creates an instant mobile hotspot so customers can get internet access on the go and support multiple Wi-Fi devices. The Crosswave is available on Cricket's broadband plans that range from $45 to $65 per month per plan. The Cricket Crosswave and tethering-enabled Cricket Smartphones may be used to connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab to the internet over Cricket's 3G network.
For more information about Cricket's dynamic device lineup, please visit www.mycricket.com (opens in new tab). To follow Cricket's latest news and updates online, go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at https://twitter.com/cricketnation.
Alright! Finally! Cricket is getting more Android attention! Interested to see this deal! Cricket is on teh move to obtaining more Android devices! Way to go Cricket!
I Would jump Ship into this, but noooope, Going to wait to see if samsung views the S-pen as a graphic artist want, and port it from the note to one of their New Galaxy Tabs :D
To bad Cricket is is such a sub par carrier for data. Uses Sprint network, should be 3G but most times it comes in 1x speeds. One can't forget their data cap and throttle speeds and the need to have to buy a Cricket mobile device to make this tablet work on their network. Not worth it since not built in 3G antenna and data plans are cheaper from main stream carries like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Cricket wants to plan with the big boys but they are no way equipped to compete. Cricket is best at their $35.00 and $45.00 calling plans with no contract. They should stick to what they are good at.
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