Muve Music, Take 2

The Samsung Vitality is a rebrand of the Samsung Admire for MetroPCS.

It's also the second phone eligible for Cricket Muve Music, and the first smartphone to offer up the service's all-inclusive plan for music download, ringtones, and ringback tones in addition to the carrier's unlimited talk, text, and data rate.

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Made of Gingerbread

The Vitality runs stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and has a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen.

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Muve Music

Although there's no button on the phone's face as there was with the Samsung Suede, it's still easy to switch to the Muve Music interface (shown here.)

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Muve it

Cricket has co-opted the convenience key that triggers the camera function on the Admire, and turned it into a dedicated Muve button.

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MicroSD card

The Muve Music phones require a proprietary microSD card for the service to work. The Vitality comes with a 4GB card preinstalled, but there's only 1GB remaining for personal use. You can buy an 8GB Muve card to get 2GB of free space for photos and video.

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Side view

As with the Admire, the Samsung Vitality has ribbed sides.

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Back view

On the back is the 3.2-megapixel camera. The Vitality comes in bright red.

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