Boost goes Android with the Motorola i1

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Man, I just might switch to Boost. For $50 a month you get unlimited text, talk, and web and you can run your business on an Android-powered Motorola i1.

The i1 has an industry-leading 5MP camera, a vivid 3.1-inch HVGA display, and is one of the first devices to feature the new optimized Opera Mini 5 Web Browser. Combined with the Boost Mobile ‘Monthly Unlimited’ service, with unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web for $50 per month, staying connected has never been easier. The i1 also comes equipped with Wi-Fi and is one of the first Android phones to integrate new SWYPE® technology for quicker-than-ever messaging.

It will be $349 at Best Buy when it is available on June 20.

Boost Mobile Brings Android to Prepaid with Launch of Motorola i1

National distribution at Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores, all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores beginning June 20

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a world of “firsts,” the Motorola i1 from Boost Mobile® brings new meaning to the word. Available nationally at Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores, i1 is the first walkie-talkie enabled touchscreen phone powered by Android™ from Boost Mobile.

“With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer Boost users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich Android smartphone with walkie-talkie capability.”

“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,” said Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Boost Mobile. “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.”

The i1 has an industry-leading 5MP camera, a vivid 3.1-inch HVGA display, and is one of the first devices to feature the new optimized Opera Mini 5 Web Browser. Combined with the Boost Mobile ‘Monthly Unlimited’ service, with unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web for $50 per month, staying connected has never been easier. The i1 also comes equipped with Wi-Fi and is one of the first Android phones to integrate new SWYPE® technology for quicker-than-ever messaging.

“Best Buy Mobile is excited to be the first national retailer to bring a prepaid Android smartphone to customers who are looking for greater payment flexibility when it comes to their smartphone,” said Scott Anderson, senior director at Best Buy Mobile. “One of our promises to customers is to provide the best options and choices available in the mobile marketplace. Exclusively bringing great products like the Motorola i1 to consumers helps us make good on that commitment. ”

“Motorola remains focused on delivering differentiated Android experiences within our product portfolio,” said Jeff Miller, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer Boost users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich Android smartphone with walkie-talkie capability.”

Motorola i1 Features

Touchscreen smartphone powered by Android™
5MP camera with autofocus, flash and video
Wi-Fi capable
Access to Email Exchange, Gmail®, MSN®, Yahoo!® and more
Instant Messaging (Google Talk™ preloaded, supports additional messaging clients via download such as Yahoo!®, AIM® and more)
Nationwide walkie-talkie
Opera Mini 5 & Android browsers
Stereo Bluetooth® capable
2GB microSD card (supports up to 32GB)
GPS enabled
Optional SWYPE™ virtual keypad

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