Cricket's 2010 product lineup leaks, Kyocera Zio priced and dated
I hadn’t realized it until just this second, but it’s been way, way too long since we’ve seen a monstrous carrier leak. I suppose after the heavily-detailed data dumps from the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile in 2009, the carriers have been tightening their grip. Fortunately, that hasn’t kept what looks to be the majority of Cricket’s 2010 product line up from leaking out.
The juiciest bit of info in the leaked slide deck (which, by the way, was obtained by those lovely gentlemen over at PhoneArena) is easily the pricing/launch target details for the Android-powered Kyocera Zio, which we first heard about at CTIA.
What’s in the leaked deck:
- The Kyocera Zio should cost about $299 when it launches in July. This is more than the sub-$220 tag that was indicated as a price point when it launched at CTIA, but remember: this is Cricket, so that’s a no-contract price. Not bad for an Android-powered phone packing an 800×480 screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 3.2 megapixel camera.
- The BlackBerry Curve 9630 should launch in August for around $349
- On the highend feature phone front: The Samsung R631 is a QWERTY slider that will launch in Q3 2010 for around $200, while the Samsung r710 is a touchscreen bar that will launch for $249 in Q4.
- A bunch of lower end feature phones
- Two new 3G data USB sticks: the Huawei EC1705 and the foldable, microSD-slotted Cricket A605, which will both launch in August for around $120 bucks. Both support Windows (2k, XP, Vista, 7) and Mac OS 10.4 and up
So, what do you think of Cricket’s 2010 line-up? Let us know below.