By Stephen Schenck | September 8, 2011 5:28 PM
Cricket Communications continues to flesh-out its lineup of smartphones, adding another Android to the list. Following the Samsung Indulge landing at the carrier back in June, a second Samsung Android is joining ranks, with the introduction of the Samsung Vitality.
The Vitality offers a slightly cheaper alternative to the Indulge, with the specs to match its cost. The smartphone runs an 800MHz processor, has a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and arrives running Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 (the first-such Gingerbread model on the carrier). For all intents and purposes, the phone is the same as the Samsung Admire.
Another first for Cricket is the Vitality’s support for the carrier’s Muve Music service, not yet accessible from its other Androids. Rather than a streaming service, Muve gives you unlimited access to its library of songs for downloading to your phone and later playback. The phone comes with a 4GB microSD card for saving your songs; 3GB is reserved for music. Cricket offers Muve bundled in with voice and data services for $65 a month.
The Samsung Vitality will arrive later this month for about $200 after discounts.