New Motorola Multi-Media Phone Slides Into Boost Mobile’s Expanding Handset Lineup
Boost Mobile unveils its first Push-To-Talk slider phone with the launch of Motorola Debut™ i856
Sept. 02, 2009
IRVINE, Calif. and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Boost Mobile®, a division of Sprint (NYSE: S) that offers wireless phones and services with no contracts, credit checks or activation fees and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announced today the launch of its first push-to-talk slider phone. The Motorola Debut™ i856 gives Boost Mobile customers full advantage of a handset that glides open and closed with ease for instant communication. Motorola Debut will be available to consumers today at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping for the price of $169.99.
With its nationwide walkie-talkie* and enhanced features, Debut is a perfect match for Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which offers unlimited, nationwide, anytime calling, text messaging1, wireless Web1 and walkie-talkie service in 17,500 cities throughout the United States on the Nextel National Network – all with no additional telecom taxes, activation, roaming, traveling or long distance fees.
“Motorola Debut enhances the walkie-talkie experience further by incorporating the favorite traits among feature phones,” said Richard Gadd, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Now Boost Mobile customers can continue to stay in constant contact with the added control of a slider and the fun of camera and music features.”
“Our wildly popular Monthly Unlimited service is attracting customers who are more likely to purchase higher-end phones,” said Matt Carter, Boost Mobile President. “The Motorola Debut i856 phone meets the need for this demand with compelling multimedia features, including a 1.3MP camera with video capture, instant music access and Stereo Bluetooth capabilities into a sleek but durable design that fits comfortably in a pocket or purse.”
When you need a fast response, Motorola Debut manages the conversation with favorite push-to-talk features1. The compact slider design gives easier access to the keypad along with the security of keeping keys protected when not in use. Control your music, take calls, view messages1 and access the Web1, all with the slider closed. Threaded texting1 allows you to view entire conversations all on one screen.
Once your message is ready to go, send it in the background and move on to other applications1.
Mix it up with Music
Instantly open up your song library with a dedicated music key and play music the way it was meant to sound on dual speakers with enhanced 3D audio. Listen to your music your way with a 3.5mm headset jack for wired headphones or wirelessly using stereo Bluetooth®2 and keep your music in constant rotation by easily swapping songs from your desktop and storing up to 10 hours of music with 8GB of optional removable memory3. With an easy-to-use camera and video capture and playback you no longer have to rely just on your memory.
The Best from Boost
Boost Mobile now offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, including entry-level handsets, mid-range clam shell phones featuring Stereo Bluetooth® capabilities, a QWERTY keyboard device, and now a slider phone – all with worry-free calling plans that enable customers to pay by the minute, day or month.
Motorola Debut™ i856 Features:
- Nationwide Walkie Talkie capability*
- Slider Design
- Music Player with Standard Audio Jack
- 1.3MP Camera with Video
- Stereo Bluetooth® capabilities2
- GPS & Wireless Web Enabled1
- Multi Media & Text Messaging1
- Optional Removable Memory (microSD Support up to 8GB)
- Color Display
- Speakerphone with Voice-Activated Dialing
- Downloadable Games, Wallpapers and Real Music Ringtones1
Following today’s online launch, Motorola Debut will be available through various other Boost Mobile retail and distribution channels. This latest addition to the Boost Mobile handset lineup is a great option for customers seeking style, convenience and value.
For more information, product specifications and images of the Motorola i856, please visit Motorola Media Center Fact Sheets.
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) that offers wireless phones and services with no contracts, credit checks or activation fees, and was named 2009 North American Prepaid Mobile Service of the Year by analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Boost-branded wireless phones are available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores including Best Buy, Radio Shack, Target, Wal-Mart; Sprint retail stores and independent wireless dealer locations; with Re-Boost® available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the U.S. Purchase and experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and www.boostmobile.com.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com
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1Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Wireless email functionality requires an email account with wireless server capabilities.
2 This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, HSP, BT FTP and HFP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer.
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3 SD card with up to 8GB of memory purchased separately.
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