Cricket Wireless, the little carrier with big plans to go national, added yet another handset to its lineup Tuesday. The Samsung Messager Touch comes hot on the heels of the Android-powered Sanyo Zio, which had its formal introduction last week.
The Messager Touch isn't a smartphone, but it offers a slider design with a full keyboard, messaging and multimedia features, and decent call quality. We've reviewed the U.S. Cellular Messager Touch only, but Cricket's version of the handset shouldn't differ too sharply. Cricket will sell the phone for $159 for its no-contract service.
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by Bridget Carey
Uber crash puts brakes on self-driving cars, Whatsapp access sought to fight terror
In today's tech news, a crash involving a self-driving Uber leads the company to halt its autonomy program. A British politician calls for intelligence services to access Whatsapp to fight terrorism. And Spotify partners with Waze to bring music and GPS together.