Boost Mobile confirm release date for crazy-tough Motorola i1: June 20th

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Motorola i1Weehee! The missing piece of the Motorola i1 puzzle has now been placed, courtesy of an ad shown during the Indianapolis 500: the device will be released June 20th.

The device is Boost Mobile’s first Android offering (and arguably their best phone yet), and is also the first Android device to offer iDEN push-to-talk functionality.

The biggest selling point of the device, however, is that it conforms to Military standard 810F, making it dust-, shock- and rain-proof.

The specs include a 3.1″ 320×480 “tough” touchscreen, WiFi b/g, a 5 MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, a 500Mhz freescale Zeus 2.0 processor, with 256MB RAM and 512MB on-board storage (plus a MicroSD slot, of course). It will also come preloaded with Opera Mini 5, to help speed up browsing.

The handset will be sold though Best Buy for $349 on Boost’s $50 unlimited data/web/text plan, which is pretty rad.

[via Phone Arena]

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