Get into Cricket's ZTE Groove

Cricket's newest entry-level ZTE device, the Groove, features Muve Music and Android Gingerbread 2.3.

ZTE Groove
ZTE Groove Cricket Wireless

Though "new" to the market, the entry-level ZTE Groove from Cricket Wireless feels dated already.

First, it's called Groove -- which no one says anymore except when referring to that Madonna song. Second, it ships natively with the outdated Android Gingerbread 2.3.

Other than that, it features Muve Music, Cricket's music subscription service that lets you stream thousands of albums and songs.

The 3G handset also has a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen with a 480x320-pixel resolution.

It's powered by a 1,500mAh battery that has a reported talk time of about 7 hours.

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ZTE Groove (Cricket Wireless)

The Bottom Line: While the ZTE Groove can make calls, pass it over in favor of better Cricket handsets. / Read full review

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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