Cricket Launches First Android Handset, the Sanyo Zio

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Pre-paid network operator Cricket has announced the immediate release of its first Android handset, the 3G-capable Sanyo Zio — which also happens to be the first Android device from Kyocera/Sanyo as well.

Specs on this one are pretty middle-of-the-road. On the one hand, you’re getting a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen, 512MB ROM / 256MB RAM, and all the radios and sensors you could want, but then there’s that 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7627 processor, 3.2-megapixel camera, and minor inconvenience of Android 1.6 Donut.

The 12.2 millimeter thin Zio, with its 1130mAh battery and promise of 6.9-hour talk time, retails for $250.

(via MarketWatch and Cricket)

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