Motorola i1, the first phone in the world to put together Google's Android operating system and iDEN connectivity, has just made another step in its way to become available for purchase in the United States via Boost Mobile. The handset is now listed at Best Buy, the retailer rumored to have it exclusively available nationwide, with a coming-soon tag attached to it.
Following recent rumors
that Boost Mobile would plan an imminent launch of its first Android-based iDEN device, the Best Buy listing
is the confirmation that skeptics would require. It still remains to be seen when exactly the new mobile phone becomes available for purchase, but those interested in it can learn the price it should sport, namely $349.99.
Of course, the cost might seem a little high, but one should take into consideration the fact that it is sold free of contract, and that users can purchase it with Boost Mobile
's $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, one of the most appealing pre-paid options available on the market today. Not to mention that the handset includes a wide range of appealing features, which will certainly prove that it is worth every penny.
According to Best Buy, the handset
will ship with Headset, SIM card, USB data cable, microSD memory card, Owner's manual and Charger included in the package. A 2GB microSD memory card comes along with Motorola i1, yet those in need of more storage space will be able to replace it with microSD cards of up to 16GB.
The specifications list of the phone
includes a 3.1-inch HVGA touch-screen display, a 5-megapixel photo snapper with flash and video recording capabilities, Wi-Fi connectivity options, SWYPE technology, the Opera Mini 5 Web browser for fast Internet navigation, Google Talk, photo and video sharing, and a battery that can offer up to 210 minutes of talk time and up to 100 hours of standby.