The world’s first rugged Android smartphone, as it turns out, will also be the first Android-running smartphone that will be offered by Boost Mobile in the U.S. The Motorola i1, which had been announced back in March for Sprint’s iDEN portfolio, will be available as the first Android smartphone without a contract from Boost Mobile through Best Buy. It isn’t said exactly when, though.
For those that don’t know, the Motorola i1 will be the world’s first rugged PTT Android smartphone that reportedly “meets Military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain.” It “enhances the push-to-talk experience with the ability to view who is calling regardless of what application you are in, whether you are managing your emails, checking your calendar, composing messages or viewing media,” according to the official announcement.
The above pictured poster mentions that the the Motorola i1 will be available with unlimited talk, text, web and e-mail for only $50 a month. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include info about the final price of the upcoming handset, though speculation puts it at around $250 without the carrier contract. We’ll know for sure when it gets released soon enough.
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