Cricket Launches Messager Touch Handset

Posted by at 11:46 am on August 31, 2010

Cricket and Samsung have announced the launch of the Samsung Messager Touch (SCH-r631). The slender touch screen device joins Cricket’s feature phone line-up and offers a choice of service plans with unlimited messaging and nationwide talk options at highly competitive prices.

This latest addition follows two previous Samsung Messager devices launched by the value-driven wireless carrier. “Both the Samsung Messager and Samsung Messager II have been incredibly popular additions to our device offerings over the years, and we expect that this new touch screen version will be no different,” stated Al Moschner, Cricket’s chief operating officer. “The Samsung Messager devices allow our customers to take advantage of the unlimited multimedia messaging offered in our all-inclusive service plans, in a modern and stylish package.”

The user-friendly Messager Touch comes equipped with a 2.6-inch QVGA touch-screen display, full QWERTY slide-out keypad, easy access to pre-loaded widgets, intuitive navigation through the Samsung Touchwiz Lite interface and MyHomeScreen customizing features allowing users the ability to place links of their favorite apps, web pages, or live web info; like horoscopes, news and weather, on any of their 3 homescreens. A full variety of multimedia options are also available on this light-weight device, including real web browsing at 3G speeds, a music player with optional microSD memory card support, a 2.0 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and 100 MB of storage for image, video and music files, which will compliment the unlimited picture and video messaging options available with the Cricket all-inclusive $45 service plan.

At a price of $159.99, the Samsung Messager Touch is available in Cricket branded retail stores, dealers and at in either black or white color schemes. For more information about the handset lineup, please visit or

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