Month-to-month mobile provider, Cricket, has just launched its first Android phone—the Sanyo ZIO. It costs $250 out the door, but doesn’t require a two-year contract. Furthermore, Cricket is offering a $55-per-month Android plan that includes unlimited voice minutes, text messages, e-mail, and web browsing with no additional taxes or fees. Yum.
The phone itself looks decent: 3.5-inch 800×480 touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera, 3G and Wi-Fi connections, and less than a half-inch thick. Cricket’s coverage appears to be pretty close to nationwide, although you’ll have to make sure you’re able to sign up for service in your area. I tried zip codes in Boston, New York, Minnesota, Washington State, and Florida to no avail.
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