Rumor: Kyocera Zio M6000 Headed for Boost Mobile

Kyocera unveiled their Zio M600 over two months ago at CTIA yet we’re still waiting to hear which carrier will be offering the device.  The last time we checked in, it was rumored to be Sprint-bound with a $99 price tag attached to it.  A source of ours is telling us tonight that it’s actually headed for Boost Mobile with a possible Best Buy exclusive deal. Close enough, right?

The Zio M600 has received somewhat lukewarm reception thus far as it’s on the low end of the Android totem pole.  We played with one at CTIA and found it to be rather unremarkable.  However, this might be the key to its success.  With a rumored $169-$219 unsubsidized cost and a $50 all-you-can-eat calling/data plan, the Zio M600 could do very well.

As a quick refresher, the features include:

  • 3.5-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) touch screen
  • Android 1.6 (Donut)
  • 600MHz processor
  • 512MB internal storage
  • 3.2 megapixel camera

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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16 Comments

  1. androidfan
    May 26, 05:06 Reply

    I always find the issue of fragmentation very interesting. I feel that android will end up becoming very fragmented.

    The fact that NEW devices are coming out running 1.6 further confrims my thoughts about Android becoming extremely fragmented.

    A lot of people browsing sites like this might not like this phone, but to the consumer on a budget who doesn't know or care much about their phone, this is an amazing phone.

    Now that it's confirmed that it's coming to Crickett , Boost Mobile, and possibly sprint….I wouldn't be suprised if this handset sells quite a bit.

    What does that mean for developers when they are trying to utilize all the new features of 2.2 but a large % of people out there are still running 1.6 ?

  2. Andrew
    May 26, 07:03 Reply

    i heard it was upgradable to 2.1….

    • Derrick
      September 29, 14:27 Reply

      I talked to a representative from cricket yesterday and head it was upgradable to so its got to be good for something its got to be some truth to it and no monthly yearly commitments

  3. jdstankosky
    May 26, 13:36 Reply

    For being a rather unremarkable phone, it still has better specs than my G1, and my G1 is still running strong. I think it will do remarkably well.

  4. Tom
    May 31, 05:18 Reply

    Hope Boost grabs it…it would be AWESOME

  5. spyidy101
    June 10, 01:55 Reply

    ok we boost is wrong well it may go there but it has been confirmed for cricket to i think come out by then end of summer and i think the price will be in the 150 to 200 range

  6. Andrew
    June 10, 07:09 Reply

    When is this coming to boost? I'd rather sign up for boost than cricket.

  7. BoostMobile8330
    June 24, 03:52 Reply

    I hope it's on Boost's CDMA series and not the iDEN series like the Android i1. The Iden network is to slow.

    Sent from my BlackBerry® by Boost Mobile

  8. Martin
    July 04, 07:02 Reply

    Yep – it's confirmed alright. It's going to Cricket. Together with their unlimited plans and the just announced Blackberry device, it a winner for us – the consumers.

  9. khay
    July 13, 06:44 Reply

    great post!! thank you for info :p

  10. datruth82
    July 14, 23:13 Reply

    This has been leaked as going to Cricket for months (since Feb of this year), with the specs, pics, and launch quarter all listed…so, when did Boost Mobile come into this?

  11. Josh
    July 26, 12:28 Reply

    I talked to a Boost rep and he said it most likely will be coming to boost in the fall

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