Boost Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Android in Your Hand for $180
As we previously mentioned, Boost Mobile would be announcing their newest member of their Android line-up, the Samsung Galaxy Prevail. Boost offers prepaid wireless service, with an option to lower the $50 monthly unlimited talk, text, web, email, IM and 411 bills by paying on time for six months. The Galaxy Prevail will be available for $179.99, with no contract (as Boost doesn’t have contracts). The phone will launch in late April, and will be available in some retailers by mid-May.
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail is the second Android phone to be featured on Boost Mobile. The first one was the Motorola i1.
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Features
- Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) including Android Market
- 3.2 inch touchscreen
- 2 MP camera with video
- GPS, · Bluetooth
- Switch between portrait and landscape
- Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
- Telenav navigation
- Supports microSD cards up to 32 GB; 2 GB card included
- Includes pre-loaded apps SCVNGR, Poynt, Twidroyd, Facebook, Hookt, ThinkFree Office and YouTube.
Boost Mobile provides CDMA service.
Samsung Galaxy Prevail Hands-On Video
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Samsung Galaxy Prevail Photos
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Full press release follows.
Why Settle When You Can “Prevail” with the new Android-powered Phone from Boost Mobile and Samsung
The new Samsung Galaxy Prevail combines all the features of Android with Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which includes nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail and payments that shrink
IRVINE, Calif. – Boost Mobile, the top carrier in the recent 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Index StudySM, unlocks the power of Android with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Prevailâ„¢, available exclusively with Boost Mobile on the Nationwide Sprint Network. As the first CDMA Android device on Boost Mobile, the Galaxy Prevail is designed to provide an uncompromised Android experience while maintaining the great value of Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with no hidden fees and no contracts required.
The Galaxy Prevail will be available late April for $179.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. By the middle of May, the Galaxy Prevail will be available in select retail outlets nationwide.
“We are excited to partner with Samsung to launch this innovative touchscreen phone for wireless users who are interested in upgrading to an Android experience without spending more on their monthly plan,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “The Samsung Galaxy Prevail delivers the power of the Android platform to our customers’ fingertips while bringing tremendous value to our customers’ wallets.”
The Galaxy Prevail will be available on Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. The first wave of Boost customers will be hitting their first six-month milestone this month and will be paying $45 per month for Monthly Unlimited service.
Galaxy Prevail features include:
· Android 2.2 with Access to Android Marketâ„¢
· 3.2-inch touchscreen
· 2MP camera with video
· GPS enabled
· Bluetooth® capable
· Easy access to Gmailâ„¢ and Google Talkâ„¢
· Wireless Web enabled
· Switch between portrait and landscape
· Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
· Telenav navigation, free and unlimited
· Supports microSDâ„¢ cards up to 32GB (2GB card included)
· Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling
With Android, consumers can create their own arsenal of fun and productivity by selecting from more than 100,000 applications. In addition to the features listed above, the Galaxy Prevail’s preloaded applications include SCVNGRâ„¢, Poyntâ„¢, Twidroydâ„¢, Facebook©, Hooktâ„¢, ThinkFree Office© and YouTube©.
Customers can also protect their Samsung Galaxy Prevail with Phone Insurance that is now available for Boost Monthly Unlimited customers. For $5 per month customers are covered if their device breaks, is lost, stolen or damaged – even by liquid. Go to www.boostmobile.com for more information.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands and recently recognized by J.D. Power as Highest-Ranked Non-Contract Company in Overall Customer Satisfaction Performance, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 277 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of (US) $116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.