Boost Mobile adds the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Icon to its lineup

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Some people just don’t want or need that expensive smartphone. Sometimes they just want durability. So Boost Mobile customers can now take a look at the Hydro Icon. This Kyocera device, carrying a differently branded name, brings mid-range specifications to Boost Mobile customers for $149.99 without a contract. To protect it, Kyocera made sure it had IP57 certification. This means it can be submerged in up to 1m of water for 30 minutes. The Hydro Icon can absorb shock from drops and falls thanks to its Military Standard 810G design. Interestingly enough, the device supports wireless charging right out of the box (PMA standard).

The 4.5-inch display has a qHD resolution and the glass panel itself is touted as being very durable, too. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. If the 8GB of internal storage worried you, there is a microSD card slot to add 32GB. On the back is an 8MP camera and a 2MP one sits on the front. To keep the Hydro Icon going through the day, the 2000mAh battery has some battery saving modes.

LG Volt available today from prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, Sprint’s Spark LTE connectivity included

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The LG Volt, or the L90 outside of the United States, is available starting today from two of Sprint’s prepaid carriers: Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. But this is not your ordinary prepaid smartphone. The Volt will utilize Sprint’s enhanced Spark LTE connectivity, regardless of which carrier you go with. And for a prepaid smartphone, the specifications are not bad.

The 4.7-inch display has a 960×540 resolution and that seems to be the only iffy part. The processor is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. The micro SD card slot can expand upon the 8GB of internal storage by 64GB. And the batter is a very respectable 3000mAh. LG threw in an 8MP camera on the back and 1.3MP one up front. There is even an IR blaster and some of LG’s other software additions. However, LG has updated KnockOn to include Knock Code. This new feature utilizes a personalized tapping sequence to unlock the handset.

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LG Volt for Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile press renders leak

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While the LG L90 is heading to T-Mobile and MetroPCS without any special name, it looks like it will carry a different name on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. With those two carriers, the handset will be known as the LG Volt. The image above was leaked by @evleaks and shows the Boost Mobile variant in black and the Virgin Mobile in white.

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Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy S5 in Q2

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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 may not be limited to the large carriers after all, with both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile saying that they’ll be carrying the device in the second quarter of this year. This follows a trend set by the Galaxy S4, which was also available on a number of smaller carriers.

The Galaxy S5 has a number of great features, and is the first in the series to come with a fingerprint scanner. It also boasts a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 1080p display, and more.

Because the phone will be offered off-contract, you can expect the asking price to be pretty high. For some, however, the price is worth not being tied down to a carrier.

Boost Mobile offering $35 plan with unlimited data for 6 months after buying an LTE device

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Still searching for a carrier that fits you? Boost Mobile is running a promotion right now with a reasonable price. Buying one of their LTE devices through the carrier’s site, participating retailer, Best Buy, or Radioshack will allow you to pick up a $35 unlimited plan for six months. Talk, text, and web is included; however, customers will be throttled after 2.5GB of data.

Once the six months are in the past, the monthly bill will jump to $50. But Boost Mobile slashes $5 off per every six months. By the eighteenth month, a bill should be $35 once again. The promotion runs from now through March 31.

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ZTE Boost Max phablet launches on Boost Mobile

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ZTE showed off their Iconic Phablet at CES this year, highlighting its multi-window capabilities, large screen, and lower price point. Fast forward three weeks, and we’re already seeing the device hit US shores, although with a different name. Boost Mobile is the first to pick up the phablet, calling it the Boost Max.

The Boost Max features a 5.7 inch 720p screen, dual-core Snapdragon CPU with 1 GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 3200 mAh battery. For $300, it’s a pretty decent device, especially for Boost Mobile customers. Unfortunately, the Boost Max is launching with Android 4.1 as opposed to Android 4.3, which was shown off on the handset at CES. Go figure.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the device, no contract, for $300 below.

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[Deal] HSN selling Boost Mobile’s Moto G for $79.95 after rebate

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Android’s new budget-friendly superstar is already making rounds on television. Today only, the Moto G is available from Home Shopping Network, who also sells Nokia’s Lumia 521, for just $79.95 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The channel is offering the deal for today only as part of their Today’s Special, so make sure you take advantage of it quickly. At the time of this writing, HSN says that have already sold 5,200 units. Through this deal, Boost Mobile is the carrier being supplied. In case you were unaware, $50 gets you unlimited talk, text, and data; however, for every six months you remain a customer, your monthly bill drops $5 until you reach $40.

If HSN’s straight-up price is not good enough for you, you can use their FlexPay financing that spreads it into monthly payments across two, three, or four months. The four month FlexPay is $35 per month. Also, having an HSN card gives you an extra option of paying over five months. But I am not quite sure anyone really needs to have the Moto G’s price lingering around for months. The source link below will take you to HSN’s site.

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Boost Mobile Confirms Moto G is Coming for $129.99 Price Tag

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Moto_G_left_front_back_(2)The game changing Moto G is looking to be everywhere. We’ve already seen it confirmed for Verizon at a $99 dollar price tag. Not to be outdone Boost Mobile announced via a presser that they too will be carrying the Moto G. Theirs will be just a little bit more expensive with a $129.99 price tag. It will be available in select stores January 14th with a nationwide launch January 20th. The first Motorola phone on Boost Mobile is also slated to come with FM radio NextRadio.

For those of you interested in a more thorough explanation we have the presser for you after the break. Enjoy!

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Motorola Moto G headed for Boost Mobile according to leaked render

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When Motorola launched the Moto G, part of their goal was to put a capable smartphone in the hands of buyers not interested in the power of a top-tier smartphone. It makes sense then that Motorola would look for opportunities to place the device with carriers that target deal-hunting consumers. That appears to be the case with the latest press render that leaked according to Twitter tipster @evleaks who discovered an image of the Moto G sporting a wallpaper adorned with Boost Mobile logos.

Currently the Moto G is only available on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks thanks to its limitation to GSM. However, Verizon announced they would carry the Moto G on their prepaid network starting sometime in early 2014. Making the device available on Boost Mobile, which utilizes Sprint’s network, makes sense since Motorola is preparing a CDMA based version. This would also somewhat mirror the strategy Motorola used when it released the Moto X in offering exclusive Moto Maker capabilities to AT&T customers first with other carriers getting it at a later date.

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