Huawei Mercury (view larger). Huawei Mercury (view larger). The Huawei Mercury offers convenient smartphone
features in an affordable package so all customers can utilize functions like 3G Real Web Browsing, an MP3
player/microSD slot, HD gaming and Play Store apps. The Huawei Mercury runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and features an 8
MP rear camera/camcorder and VGA front-facing camera. With WiFi capability, Bluetooth compatability and mobile hotspot
support, the Huawei Mercury is a premiere Cricket Smartphone.
Other Huawei Mercury features include a 4" FWVGA screen, a 1.4 Ghz processor, voice-activated dialing and 2 GB
internal memory. The device provides up to 6.5 hours of talk time and 380 hours of standby time.
* Google Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)
* 4" FWVGA touchscreen with virtual keyboard
* 1.4 Ghz processor
* 8 MP AF HD rear camera/camcorder
* VGA front camera
* 2 GB internal memory
* Mobile hotspot; supports up to 5 devices
* Applications for both consumer and business email
* Real web browsing at 3G speeds
* Wifi capability
* Stereo Bluetooth
* Voice-activated dialing
* SMS and MMS
* 3.5 mm headset jack
The Huawei Mercury weighs 4.9 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches. It comes with a 1900 mAh lithium polymer
battery that offers up to 6.5 hours of talking time and up to 380 hours of standby time.
What's in the box
Huawei Mercury handset, standard lithium-ion battery, travel charger/USB cable
Music lovers can now purchase a monthly wireless service that includes unlimited music (full track downloads, ringtones
and ringback tones) plus nationwide talk, text, and web via the $55 Muve Music plan from Cricket. There are no download
fees or monthly music subscription costs--it's all included in the monthly flat rate.
Muve plan When you're ready to turn off your tunes and talk instead, you've got 1000 minutes of U.S. calling, plus
unlimited text, picture and video messaging. Stay connected with Google Mobile Services, full HTML browsing and
exclusive Android features, including access to apps from the Android Market. Plus, you get caller ID, voicemail, call
waiting, 3-way calling, and up to 500 MB of data available at 3G speeds.
With Muve Music, Cricket has eliminated the complexity found with other digital music services--there are no cables, no
drivers and no syncing required. Everything happens over Cricket's nationwide 3G network to deliver a robust music
experience to music lovers on the go. The service has an ever-growing music library of millions of recordings featuring
artists from 55 record labels.
The Muve Music plan includes the following features:
Download tracks, albums or an artist's entire collection without ever entering payment information or even hitting a
"buy" button. All the music you want (even ringtones and ringback tones). It's that simple.
Once you've downloaded the music you love, My Music automatically organizes it for you. Listen to songs, create
playlists, cut Ringtones and manage your music experience. Customize your listening experience on the fly by using
Superplay to cue up what you want to hear next. Then seamlessly jump back into your song list. You are in control.
My DJ creates playlists for you and sends them to your phone. It does all the work, while you just enjoy the new music.
My DJ Playlists are automatically updated so you're always in for something new. If you like a playlist just the way it
is, just duplicate and rename. Now it's yours to customize.
Get Social is all about connecting with friends and other Muve Music users. You can check out their music collections,
download their favorite songs and share what's on your phone, too. With My Shout Box you can send and receive select
songs or entire albums. When your friends Shout to you, just download, listen and respond. Unlimited music sharing, free
Ever hear a song somewhere that you didn't know but liked? Press Shazam to identify the title and artist instantly.
Then download the song with the touch of a button. The Muve Music difference is that you can choose to download not just
the track, but the entire album. No switching programs, no inputting passwords, just one touch and it's on your phone.
It's that easy.
Because plans are pay-as-you-go, you have to top-up your Cricket PAYGo account balance in order to have funds available
to use Cricket PAYGo services. When you receive your phone, go to mycricket.com to activate service. While there, you
can enroll in auto top-up, which automatically adds funds to your account each month, or you can choose to buy top-up
cards and PINs at locations nationwide or dial *PAY on your phone to top-up with your credit or debit card.
Topping-up can also extend your Cricket PAYGo account expiration date, which applies to all funds in your Cricket PAYGo
account. Each top-up makes those funds available for use for a limited time. When you top-up, your account expiration
date is reset to a new expiration date based on your top-up amount or your current expiration date, whichever is later.
With a commitment to predictability, simplicity and value, Cricket offers a simple, affordable, flat-rate wireless
solution featuring nationwide talk, U.S. long distance, Mobile Web services, data and messaging over a nationwide, 3G
network. Cricket service is easy for everyone to use, since there is no complicated phone bill at the end of the month,
and easy for everyone to purchase, since long-term contracts and credit checks are not required.
Android Gingerbread Operating System
Android Gingerbread The Huawei Mercury runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread)--the fastest version
of Android available for smartphones yet. It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top
notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you
can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the
previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full
The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And
the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history
to make better suggestions.
The Huawei Mercury also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also
provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and
Gmail. And through the Google Play store, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games
to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
* Google Play store for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
* Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery,
Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
* Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google
* Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination