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First Look: ZTE Chorus (Cricket Wireless)

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First Look: ZTE Chorus (Cricket Wireless)

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The ZTE Chorus isn't a smartphone per se, but it runs on a 3G network, features Muve Music with unlimited song downloads, and has great sound quality.

Hello, everybody. I'm Lyn from Cnet. Here to show you guys is the ZTE Chorus by Cricket Wireless. Now, the phone isn't a smart phone per se, but it does sport a familiar Android Gingerbread UI. And it has a 600 megahertz CPU. it also runs on a 3G network. It has a 3.2 inch resistive touch screen display. I won't go into the details about how that works but I did find that I had to push really hard on the screen just to get any response. Also, typing was particularly difficult. I had to use the tip of my fingernails just so I could gain some accuracy on the keyboard. On the back of the phone, there's a 2 megapixel camera that can record video as well but there's no flash. There's also this glossy shiny finish that easily chops fingerprints and this subtle speckling design that might not be for everybody. On the front, there's a big music button you can press to access MUve music. A music service exclusive to Cricket costumers. Here you can search and download millions of artist, albums and songs on major US record labels. Unfortunately, the songs you download can't transfer to any other device. And once you stop paying your phone bill, your songs are gone. I found MUve music interface to be very troublesome and very difficult to navigate but once you get the hang of it, the fact that the phone is so closely integrated with your music is pretty neat. This phone is available online for purchase on Cricket Wireless or other retailers like Best Buy for $49.99. Again, this is ZTE Chorus and I'm Lyn from Cnet

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