The Samsung Galaxy Prevail™ will be Boost Mobile’s first CDMA Android handset. This Galaxy Prevail is $179.99 for a pay-as-you-go device. No contract is required with the Galaxy Prevail, but it will only work on Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan which includes nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail.
The Galaxy Prevail will be available late April at Boost Mobiles exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations across the country and at 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 Mobiles $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 customers 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
Because Android has more than 100,000 applications – which I think includes my favorite, Fleya – there’s no end to the fun one can have.