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Cricket adds Samsung Transfix to Android roster

The no-contract carrier continues to bolster its smartphone lineup with the sliding QWERTY Android from Samsung.

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The Samsung Transfix joins Cricket's growing Android lineup. Samsung

Cricket, wasting no time between Android announcements, unveiled its next smartphone today in the Samsung Transfix.

Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a sliding QWERTY keyboard, the Transfix is powered by an 800MHz processor. Other notable specs include a 3.2-inch display and 3.2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, and the requisite connectivity package.

While the hardware may not appeal to your typical Android enthusiast, the no-contract $179.99 price point will certainly turn a few heads. The Transfix will join other Android phones on the Cricket network, including the recent ZTE Score and Huawei Ascend II.

The Samsung Transfix is available today with a suggested price of $179.99 and can be found in the carrier's retail stores, from various dealers, and, of course, on Samsung's Web site.