Boost Mobile’s announced upcoming availability of their latest smartphone offering, the ZTE Warp. It’s a 4.3 inch Gingerbread device that sports a 1GHz single-core processor and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. Interface customization seems minimal, too, with the SprintID icon on the dock looking to be the extent of their changes (at first glance, anyway). It doesn’t look like a bad phone at all, and considering it’ll cost $250 we can’t say we’d complain all that much. If you’re interested, the phone is out on November 2nd. Read on for full press details.
SEEING IS BELIEVING WHEN ZTE ‘WARPS’ TOGETHER WITH AWARD-WINNING, NO CONTRACT SERVICE FROM BOOST MOBILE
Available beginning Nov. 2, ZTE Warp boasts the largest touchscreen and the highest megapixel camera in the Boost Mobile Android lineup
IRVINE, Calif., and RICHARDSON, Texas – Boost Mobile, ranked Highest in Customer Service Performance and Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers by J.D. Power and Associates, and ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today introduced ZTE WarpTM, ZTE’s first smartphone offering for Boost Mobile.
Boasting a large 4.3-inch display, 5MP camera and Boost’s exclusive Mobile ID service, the addition of ZTE Warp complements Boost Mobile’s existing lineup of Android smartphone devices. Customers will benefit from a large screen that offers a vibrant viewing experience delivering great picture quality and rich content all powered by the Sprint Nationwide Network.
“Boost Mobile is very excited to partner with one of the fastest growing and largest handset makers in the world, to introduce the ZTE Warp,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “ZTE Warp delivers a powerful Android device for Boost Mobile customers searching for a big screen experience to capture and view higher quality photos and video.”
Featuring Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz processor and an expandable memory slot that supports microSD cards up to 32GB (2GB card included), ZTE Warp’s chipset and memory configuration supports everyday functions, multitasking and data-intensive applications. Its 5MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash allows for user-friendly, point-and-shoot photography.
Additional key specifications on ZTE Warp:
Stereo Bluetooth® technology
Easy access to Gmail™ and Google Talk™
Wireless Web enabled
Mobile ID and Boost Zone
ZTE Warp also comes preloaded with Mobile ID, an exclusive service from Boost that allows customers to download and install “ID packs.” The packs deliver a complete mobile experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, in a few simple clicks. ID packs are designed to meet a customer’s individual lifestyle or interests, such as sports, entertainment, fitness and music. ID packs that can be loaded on the device include MTV Music Pack, E!, Socially Connected, Professional, Entertainment, Lo2Yo Latino, Lo2Yo Mujer and Lo2Yo Futbol.
Additionally, ZTE Warp is the first Android device in the Boost Mobile lineup to feature ‘Boost Zone,’ a centralized place on the device where Boost Mobile customers can access their account, pay their bill, get assistance with their phone, and stay up-to-date on Boost Mobile’s products and services. Boost Zone will be coming soon to all Boost Mobile Android devices.
“ZTE knows there is a market for customers who want to explore the benefits of a smartphone but do not want to make a significant cost commitment to a device or service plan,” said Lixin Cheng, CEO, ZTE USA, and president, North America Region, ZTE. “Boost Mobile, with its award-winning service and customer experience, is an important partner for us as we work to put the most popular technologies into more consumers’ hands.”
Pricing and availability
ZTE Warp will be available Nov. 2 for $249.99 (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.
ZTE Warp customers also have the opportunity to take advantage of Boost Mobile’s $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinkage where the longer you stay, the less you pay. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Android Monthly Unlimited plan will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.
Customers can also protect their ZTE Warp and other Boost Mobile Android devices 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.