CES: Samsung Suede (video)

The Samsung Suede will be the first phone to include Cricket's Muve Music service. Here's a first look from the CES show floor.

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LAS VEGAS--Although Cricket Wirless may have postponed its launch of the Muve Music service on the Samsung Suede, we still got to check it out on the CES show floor.

The Suede isn't much of a looker on its own, but it does have basic provisions like a 3-megapixel camera and a microSD card slot. More interesting is the dedicated music button that switches the Suede from phone to music mode. But the monthly music plan is the most noteworthy feature, hands down.

The Suede will cost $199 without a contract, and $55 per month for an unlimited, all-inclusive plan that includes voice, texting, data, e-mail, and music content.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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