Boost Mobile Officially Announces Motorola i1 for June 20

Rumored and whispered no more, Boost Mobile has just announced that they will be offering Motorola’s push-to-talk i1 handset on June 20th.  As mentioned last week, this marks the first prepaid Android handset to arrive on the market.  The phone is expected to be offered at Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone locations around the country. although we don’t know pricing yet.  We reached out to our contact about pricing and were advised “the phone will be priced between $349.99 and $399.99.”

Motorola i1 features include:

  • 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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10 Comments

  1. hhinton
    June 09, 16:24 Reply

    someone at sprint told me it would be $199

  2. @markbyrn
    June 09, 18:33 Reply

    You neglected to mention it's shipping with Android 1.5 – that's a fail.

  3. jiga jaga
    June 10, 03:38 Reply

    too fukin high boost! i thought the idea of boost was to attract people on a budget,you might as well get a post paid one and build your credit up or back geesh!! (but it's nice phone,besides the old ass i.5 andriod unlss there is a free update)

  4. dee
    June 10, 03:49 Reply

    i want to know if it has mp3 cuz whatwouled you need the sd card

  5. BoostMobile8330
    July 01, 19:33 Reply

    I will stick with my Blackberry Curvr from Boost, this phone should be on the CDMA network, the iDEN network is to slow. And what is with the 1.5? Hope it can be updated.

    Sent from my BlackBerry® by Boost Mobile

  6. Nereida
    August 10, 19:30 Reply

    So, all in all…. is this a good phone to own or should I just save my money for a better phone?

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