Cricket Adds Kyocera Rio Handset

Posted by at 12:04 am on November 18, 2010

Cricket Communications has announced the addition of the Kyocera RIO into Cricket’s versatile device lineup.   Weighing in at just over 3 ounces, the compact device packs a stellar 2.8″ QVGA full touchscreen display and the new MyHomeScreen with 3 customizable homescreens, quick one-touch access icons for messaging, dialer, and scrollable menu and contacts. RIO also comes with an optical trackpad/navigation key, 1.3MP camera, music player, microSD card slot, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack and links to Cricket Navigator, Mobile Email, and MyBackup. Additionally, the paperless installed user guide makes navigating the features easy for all.

“The Kyocera RIO is a great complement to our constantly growing device lineup,” said Matt Stoiber, vice president and general manager of devices for Cricket Communications. “It provides users with a sleek and sexy full touch multimedia experience. Available right in time for holiday shopping, this mobile phone will make a perfect gift for our customers who are looking for a phone with the latest in device technology at a very affordable price.”

RIO provides users with up to 330 minutes of talk and text time before the battery needs recharging, supports up to 16GB microSD memory cards for all the users’ favorite music and videos, and complements the unlimited talk, text and picture messaging capabilities offered to all Cricket customers.

The pocket-friendly RIO will be offered on Cricket’s all-inclusive unlimited plans, including the basic $35 unlimited talk and text, and the robust $45 plan. RIO is available starting now for a suggested MSRP of $129.99 in Cricket-branded retail stores, select dealers and on   For more information about Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, please visit

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