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The Samsung Galaxy Prevail has been the star of a couple of leaks as of late, and we're expecting Boost Mobile and Samsung to come together tonight to make the device nice and official. It seems that Boost just couldn't wait to share the good news, though, as the carrier has gone ahead and posted the Galaxy Prevail on their website ahead of tonight's event. There's no word on when the handset will be up for purchase, but the site does confirm some of the Prevail's specs:

  • 3.2-inch touchscreen
  • 2-megapixel camera
  • Android 2.2
  • Dimensions: 4.43″x2.26″x0.47″
  • Weight: 3.8 oz
  • Price: $179.99 without contract

Just like we suspected, the Galaxy Prevail is a fairly mid-range Android device, but it's a pretty important addition to Boost's lineup. The only other Android phone that the carrier has offered is the Motorola i1, which is certainly beginning to show its age. When you consider that the Galaxy Prevail only costs $180 without a contract and runs Android 2.2, I'd say that it's a pretty solid choice for anyone looking for a new Boost-ready handset.

UPDATE: And now the Prevail is all nice and official. There's not really any new spec information to be had, but now we know that Boost will be launching the Galaxy Prevail in late April for $179.99 sans contract. The press release is available below.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail

Why Settle When You Can “Prevail” with the new Android-powered Phone from Boost Mobile and Samsung
The new Samsung Galaxy Prevail combines all the features of Android with Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which includes nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail and payments that shrink

Boost Mobile unlocks the power of Android with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail(TM), available exclusively with Boost Mobile on the Nationwide Sprint Network. (Photo: Boost Mobile)

IRVINE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 05, 2011 - Boost Mobile, the top carrier in the recent 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Index StudySM, unlocks the power of Android with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail™, available exclusively with Boost Mobile on the Nationwide Sprint Network. As the first CDMA Android device on Boost Mobile, the Galaxy Prevail is designed to provide an uncompromised Android experience while maintaining the great value of Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with no hidden fees and no contracts required.

Boost Mobile unlocks the power of Android with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail(TM), available exclusively with Boost Mobile on the Nationwide Sprint Network. (Photo: Boost Mobile)

The Galaxy Prevail will be available late April for $179.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. By the middle of May, the Galaxy Prevail will be available in select retail outlets nationwide.

”We are excited to partner with Samsung to launch this innovative touchscreen phone for wireless users who are interested in upgrading to an Android experience without spending more on their monthly plan,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “The Samsung Galaxy Prevail delivers the power of the Android platform to our customers’ fingertips while bringing tremendous value to our customers’ wallets.”

The Galaxy Prevail will be available on Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. The first wave of Boost customers will be hitting their first six-month milestone this month and will be paying $45 per month for Monthly Unlimited service.

Galaxy Prevail features include:

Android 2.2 with Access to Android Market™
3.2-inch touchscreen
2MP camera with video
GPS enabled
Bluetooth® capable
Easy access to Gmail™ and Google Talk™
Wireless Web enabled
Switch between portrait and landscape
Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
Telenav navigation, free and unlimited
Supports microSD™ cards up to 32GB (2GB card included)
Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling
With Android, consumers can create their own arsenal of fun and productivity by selecting from more than 100,000 applications. In addition to the features listed above, the Galaxy Prevail’s preloaded applications include SCVNGR™, Poynt™, Twidroyd™, Facebook©, Hookt™, ThinkFree Office© and YouTube©.

Customers can also protect their Samsung Galaxy Prevail with Phone Insurance that is now available for Boost Monthly Unlimited customers. For $5 per month customers are covered if their device breaks, is lost, stolen or damaged – even by liquid. Go to www.boostmobile.com for more information.

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands and recently recognized by J.D. Power as Highest-Ranked Non-Contract Company in Overall Customer Satisfaction Performance, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 277 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of (US) $116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Via MobileCrunch, Boost Mobile


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