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Cricket MSGM8 (photos)

The Cricket MSGM8 is a decent starter messaging phone with a few design flaws.

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CNET Reviews staff
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Cricket MSGM8

The Cricket MSGM8 is a basic messaging phone for Cricket customers.
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Display

The Cricket MSGM8 has a nice 2.2-inch display, but it's a little too low resolution for our tastes.
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Thin

The Cricket MSGM8 is very thin at 0.5 inch thick.
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Black

The Cricket MSGM8 is clad in matte black.
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Camera

The Cricket MSGM8 has a basic 1.3-megapixel camera on the back.
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Keyboard

The Cricket MSGM8 has a full QWERTY keyboard. The number keys are marked in red.
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In the hand

The Cricket MSGM8 fits comfortably in the hand.
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Buttons

The Cricket MSGM8's keys are raised above the surface, but the keyboard feels a little crowded.
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Pocket

The Cricket MSGM8 will fit in a relatively large trouser pocket.

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