ZTE’s Iconic Phablet becomes Boost Mobile’s first phablet, now out as the Boost Max

Remember the ZTE Iconic Phablet from CES? The most award-worthy handset at the well known electronics shindig has already become available. At Boost Mobile, no less. Sans contract, yes. And, thankfully, with a different name. Apparently “Iconic Phablet” may have been a “placeholder name” according to Engadget, which is very, very good to hear. How such a stupid name made it to even “placeholder” status is a question for another time.

Anyway, the Iconic Phablet has become the Boost Max, offered by Boost Mobile starting today for $299.99 without any contract signing requirement. The Boost Max can be paired with Boost Mobile’s $55 per month unlimited plan – that becomes ever cheaper the more on-time payments you make. It’s got unlimited nationwide talk and text, and 2.5 GB of high-speed data each month.

Boost Max

The Boost Max has a 5.7-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera, a 1 MP front camera, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 3,200 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, unfortunately, which means it’s three versions behind at the moment – and unlikely to ever receive a software update.

If you’d like to get Boost’s first ever phablet, this is the page you need to go to.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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