Boost Mobile and Samsung have officially announced the Galaxy Prevail smartphone, though given the handset appeared on the Boost Mobile website hours before the official announcement — the news came with less surprise. But that being said, there was one surprising part which came in the form of the release date. Many were assuming that the handset would be available at the time of the announcement or even a few days after, however it looks like Boost and Samsung are going to make those interested wait a little bit — the Galaxy Prevail is going to arrive sometime in “late April.” Otherwise, the price is $179.99 and that comes contract free and with features to include a 3.2 inch display, 2 megapixel camera and Android 2.2 Froyo with the Android Market.
Keep reading to check out the full press release…
Via [Business Wire]
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
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
“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 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™
2MP camera with video
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.