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Samsung Suede with Muve Music (review): Slightly off-pitch

Cricket's unlimited Muve Music service plan for audiophiles is a great idea that mostly delivers. But it gets some things wrong.

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The Samsung Suede is attuned to music, that we know. In fact, its bundling with Cricket Wireless' Muve Music service is what made us nominate it as a Best of CES contender, and makes the Suede one of the best music phones around.

In terms of offering all-inclusive music for a great monthly deal, the Suede and Muve Music deliver. Yet the combination falls short on the finer points of speed, usability, and general luster. Check out our full review of Muve Music and the Samsung Suede--with video!--to see why.