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ZTE Score (Cricket)An Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with Cricket's signature Muve Music service on it? That and the affordable no-contract price are getting buyers interested.
Hey everyone, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET.com here at CTIA. What I've got here is the ZTE Score. This is for Cricket Wireless. This is the first time that I've got this phone in my hands. It is Android 2.3 Gingerbread, that's what it's running and a kind of has a little bit of a custom interface. It's a very light interface; otherwise, it's pretty much the Android that you would expect. It has a 3.5-inch screen so it's on the smaller side compared to some of the Jumbo phones, but it's just fine and I was able to move around pretty easily, didn't seem too small. One of the interesting things about this phone is that it's Muve Music phone and this is basically Cricket's plan for the uninitiated. This is Cricket's plan that ties in all-you-can-eat music downloads, playback, ring tones, all bundled in with the unlimited talk time, texting and web. Other features that you've got on this are a 3.2 megapixel camera and also it runs on a 600-megahertz processor. That's a little bit slower especially considering how many dual-core phones re on the market, but 1 gigahertz processors just tend to be a little bit slower especially when you compared it to some of those faster phones. So basically what Cricket is doing even though it's only a 600 megahertz processor is they're offering it as a very entry level budget friendly phone. So it costs $149.99 in Cricket's retail stores and only $129.99 at Best Buy, at the no-contract price. So there you have it. This is the ZTE Score. It's Muve Music phone. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and is in CNET.com.