Billed as an item released to meet "burning retail demand," Boost Mobile has launched the Motorola Stature i9 in red. Available for $299.99 online, the i9 will eventually be offered in Boost Mobile retail stores and through select retail partners. To recap, the Stature i9 offers a 3.1 megapixel camera, video recording capabilities, Boost Mobile Walkie-Talkie, and stereo Bluetooth. Combined with Boost's unlimited $50 plan, I can see this becoming a popular item. The full press release is below. Anyone thinking about getting one? Sound off in the comments section!
IRVINE, Calif. – Boost Mobile®, the division of Sprint (NYSE: S) that offers wireless phones and services with no contracts, credit checks or activations fees, today announced the availability of its flagship Motorola Stature™ i9 handset in red. Boost Mobile first introduced the black Stature i9 in February 2009 in conjunction with its $50 Monthly Unlimited plan and has added a new color to keep up with retail demand.
The eye-catching Motorola Stature i9 in red is available starting today at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping for the price of $299.99 with no contract, credit check or hidden fees*. Following the online launch, the red Stature i9 will be available through various other Boost Mobile retail and distribution channels.
“Compelling multimedia capabilities combined with a sleek design – it is the thinnest flip phone ever offered on the iDEN network – incited widespread popularity for the i9 among consumers seeking to activate service on our Monthly Unlimited offer,” said Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Boost Mobile. “Introducing more i9 handsets into the market is just one action aimed at keeping pace with consumer demand.”
The most popular service plan for Stature i9 users, Boost Mobile Monthly Unlimited, offers unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless Web and walkie-talkie services with a national calling area for $50 a month. The nationwide service is available in more than 17,500 cities throughout the United States on the Nextel National Network – all with no additional Telecom Taxes, domestic roaming charges or domestic long distance fees.
Motorola Stature i9 Features:
• Nationwide Boost® Walkie-Talkie
• 3.1 Megapixel Camera with 8x Zoom and Flash
• Video Camera
• Music Player1
• High Resolution External Display with Dynamic Touch Controls
• Stereo Bluetooth® 2
About Boost MobileBoost 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, redefines value for wireless consumers with its ‘Monthly Unlimited’ service, offering unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless web and exclusive Boost® Walkie-Talkie service with a national calling area for $50 a month. Boost Mobile ‘Monthly Unlimited’ offers flat-rate, nationwide 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. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, ranging from entry-level to high end, as well as worry-free calling plans that enable customers to pay by the minute, day or month. 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.