Leap's Cricket Service Introduces Samsung Handset

Samsung Telecommunications America and Leap Wireless International released the Siren (SCH-a870), Samsung's debut handset to Cricket customers. The Siren presents a host of popular features in a flip-style form factor.

In addition to the design, the Siren comes packed with a number of multimedia capabilities including a built-in VGA camera with flash and zoom, voice recognition, and multimedia messaging, as well as VibeTonz technology, which allows users to download and feel the beat of ring tones.

The Siren's Bluetooth wireless technology and speakerphone allow for hands-free communication. Additionally, the handset is Mobile Web ready for instant access to email, social networking sites, Hollywood gossips, sports scores, ringtones and graphics, and more from your phone. The Siren also comes compatible with Cricket Downloads for games and interactive application downloads for Cricket phones.

"The Siren is a great device to start the Samsung/Cricket relationship," said Al Moschner, executive vice president, sales and marketing operations for Leap. "It's an excellent addition to our Cricket handset portfolio as it gives our users a sleek, modern feature-rich handset to take advantage of our industry-leading unlimited wireless services from unlimited voice to free, unlimited text- and multimedia-messaging."

Key features of the Siren include:

  • VGA Camera with Flash and Zoom
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • VibeTonz - a technology for ring tones that vibrates to the beat of the melody so users can feel the music and allows users to assign vibrations for caller identifications and various types of messages.
  • Cricket Downloads Capable - the selection of games and interactive application downloads available through the Cricket network.
  • Mobile WEB browsing and storefront
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Voice Recognition
  • Hearing Aid Compatible: M4/T4
  • Personal Organizer (Calendar, Alarm Clock, World Time, Memo Pad, Calculator, Converter, Stop Watch and Tip Calculator)
  • Messaging Services (Text Messaging, Multimedia Messaging)
  • Speakerphone
  • Bilingual (English, Spanish)
  • Airplane mode
  • Dual displays Internal 128x160 Pixel, 65K TFT Color; and External 96 x 96 Pixel, 65K STN


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