Boost Mobile brings its pre-paid customers Android through the introduction of the Motorola i1 mobile phone. The new handset is noted to be the company’s premier walkie-talkie enabled touchscreen phone powered by Android.
The Motorola i1 comes complete with a 5MP camera with autofocus, flash and video as well as 3.1-inch HVGA display and optimized Opera Mini 5 Web Browser. Customers can also expect the device to house the Boost Mobile ‘Monthly Unlimited’ service which offers unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web for $50 per month. The handset also provides Wi-Fi as well as new SWYPE technology.
Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Boost Mobile commented, “Last year Boost disrupted the wireless marketplace with the $50 Monthly Unlimited offer, and we are doing it again with the launch of the Motorola i1. Together with Motorola, we are able to offer the Android experience to those customers who enjoy the walkie-talkie feature. And with 1,100 Best Buy locations, 80 Best Buy Mobile stores and exclusive Boost Mobile stores nationwide, customers will not have to search far to find this hot handset.”
Jeff Miller, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices stated, “Motorola remains focused on delivering differentiated Android experiences within our product portfolio,” said “With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer Boost users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich Android smartphone with walkie-talkie capability.”
Users can also gain access to Email Exchange, Gmail, MSN, Yahoo! among others. It also features Stereo Bluetooth, 2GB microSD card and also has the ability to support up to 32GB. The mobile phone is also noted to be GPS enabled.
The Motorola i1 handset can be acquired Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores as well as Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores. No word yet on the official pricing details.