Mar 23 AT 12:47 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Cricket Wireless to launch the Kyocera Zio

Leap Wireless, which owns Cricket Wireless, recently announced they would support the Android platform and now we have learned of their first device. Twice is reporting that Leap has decided to pick up the Kyocera Zio, which was just revealed this morning.

The Kyocera Zio is expected to retail for around $200 and features a 3.5 inch display, 600 MHz processor, 3.2 MP camera, and runs Android 1.6. Kyocera is promoting the 105 gram phone as the lightest Android phone compared to all other models currently on the U.S. market. The handset maker is already stating they expect to update the device to Android 2.x sometime in the future.

Cricket Wireless also announced it has added roaming agreements to enable its subscribers to use its service in all 50 states.

If you might be in the market for a prepaid Android phone soon, visit the Cricket Wireless site and check out their rate plans. A $200 Android phone paired with a $35 monthly rate plan sounds like a mighty tempting deal.

Source: Twice

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