I have been a long time Boost Mobile user because of the push to talk feature on iDEN phones, but don’t want a long term contract. Ever since I first heard of the Motorola i1 I have been keeping tabs on it. Well today the new smart phone is here and ready for your hard earned dollars. In case you have not seen it before, the Motorola i1 is an Android based phone for Boost Mobile, which runs on Sprint’s iDEN network. This means all the goodies of Android with the instant walkie talkie feature us iDEN users love.
Here is a recap of some of the specs:
- Android 1.5 OS
- 3.1″ HVGA touch-screen display
- Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- 5.0MP camera with autofocus, flash and zoom
- SWYPE technology
- Nationwide Walkie-Talkie
- Mil-Spec Durability
While the i1 is running only Android 1.5, for a device like this with unlimited services at around $50/month, and no contract to boot you cannot go wrong. I have seen around the web, people getting the device for $299 but when I checked my local Best Buy store they want $399 for it. Kind of pricey for this type of device so we will have to see if it comes down once the hype is over. If it does maybe a hands on look might be in the future :) If you’re a Boost Mobile user and pick one up we would love to hear what you think of the i1.