Cricket Wireless is one of the small wireless operators in America. This summer, Cricket will launch the Nova 4.0 V8000, a ZTE smartphone that will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Some of the features of the Nova 4.0 V8000 include a 1.4 GHz one core Snapdragon processor of Qualcomm, a RAM of 1 GB RAM, a camera of 8 megapixels, a screen display of 4-inches with a pixel resolution of 800 x 480 and a battery of 1,900 mAh.
Although there is still no news about the actual price of the new smartphone, PhoneArena believes that it will cost lesser than $300 unsubsidized. In addition, Nova is integrated with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, it still uses a similar set of four capacitive buttons that have been used ever since the release of gadgets that run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Many look forward to seeing an unlocked GSM model of Nova. When taken as a whole, the Nova is almost like the Nexus S smartphone of Samsung, but the difference is that the Nova has a higher quality camera and a high capacity battery power.
However, it does not necessarily imply something because the price of the unsubsidized and unlocked version of the Galaxy Nexus S is $399. When a Straight Talk SIM card is inserted to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus S, users are given unlimited promos for everything and it only costs $45 on a monthly basis. What's more interesting is the fact that other consumers pay twice as much for their phones.
In terms of the status of the North American prepaid market, it is not big as much as others. Although it is without a doubt developing, most of the consumers basically sign two-year contracts, pay a small amount or sometimes even nothing, and then spend more than $100 every month for a service plan that they might either use or not use. Apparently, this is not an appropriate market for companies such as Straight Talk, Simple Mobile and H2O Wireless.