Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Cricket officially announced, launching on 12/16

Good news for any Cricket subscribers out there who have been waiting to get a Cricket-backed tablet. The regional carrier has made the decision to go with Samsung’s 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab, and for most of you out there, that will probably make due for the carrier’s first tablet device.

There are two prices for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The first is without a bundle, and it will run you $499.99. That should tell you that this is the WiFi-only version of the 16GB tablet. The bundle will hike the price up to $594.99, but it includes a Cricket Crosswave mobile broadband device, which will allow you to connect while on the go. Like we mentioned above, this is Cricket’s first tablet device, so it’s good to see they are aiming high. The device and bundle will be available beginning tomorrow, December 16th.

Press Release

Cricket Enhances its Device Portfolio with the Launch of its First Tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1

Popular Wi-Fi Enabled Tablet Available for $499.99 or Bundled with a Cricket Crosswave mobile broadband device for $594.99, ~ ~ Available Beginning Friday, December 16th at Cricket Company-Owned Stores,

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 14, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) today announced that the Wi-Fi enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 will be available Friday, December 16, 2011 in Cricket company-owned stores. The slim and sleek Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Android™ 3.1 Honeycomb, 16GB of internal storage and will be available in Metallic Gray.

“We’re excited to introduce tablets to our Cricket customers,” said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president, devices for Cricket. “Our customers are finding new ways to incorporate devices into their active mobile lifestyle to stay connected, engaged and entertained and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a great device to help them do all those things.”

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Android 3.1 Honeycomb brings access to more than 250,000 apps through the Android Market™ and offers full support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™ and more. Customers will relish the 10.1-inch enhanced display with a 1280×800 resolution HD screen, 1 GHz dual core application processor, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. Both consumers and business customers will find a multitude of uses for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that range from video chat to business tools, including those that allow for the opening and editing of documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features Adobe® Flash® Player to deliver an enhanced Internet browsing experience and access to content-rich Websites.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available from Cricket for $499.99 MSRP. Cricket is also offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as part of a special bundle which includes the Crosswave, Cricket’s dual mode DO/Wi-Fi device and a first month of Cricket broadband service, all for $594.99 The Cricket Crosswave creates an instant mobile hotspot so customers can get internet access on the go and support multiple Wi-Fi devices. The Crosswave is available on Cricket’s broadband plans that range from $45 to $65 per month per plan. The Cricket Crosswave and tethering-enabled Cricket Smartphones may be used to connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab to the internet over Cricket’s 3G network.

For more information about Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, please visit www.mycricket.com. To follow Cricket’s latest news and updates online, go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketwireless and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

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