Motorola and Boost team up
Both Boost and cellphone manufacturer Motorola have joined forces to release the Motorola i425t and i425e cellphones, and these two handsets are dubbed to be the slimmest iDEN network Walkie-Talkie phones in the market at the moment. To get an idea of just how slim these are, they measure 0.5″ in thickness and weigh a mere 3.88 ounces. No fancy clamshell or slider form factors here as Motorola has stuck to the basics, bringing both in the tried and true candybar format. They will be Boost-branded and available exclusively via Boost Mobile as part of their prepaid phone service. Both i425 lightweight walkie-talkies will come in a couple of colors, with the i425t being clothed in titanium gray with a black slate trim while the i425e can be found in white with an espresso trim.
Features found on both phones include Wireless Web, Text and Multi-Media Messaging, AOL, Yahoo and MSN Instant Messaging Capable, Java Enabled Games and Applications, Real Music, Polyphonic and Voice Ringtones, Hands-free Speakerphone with Voice-Activated Dialing, GPS Enabled (Global Positioning System), VibraCall Alert and a 600 Entry Phonebook that probably won’t run out of space anytime soon unless you’re some sort of A-list socialite. One of the main advantages of this handset is the walkie-talkie function, where the Boost Mobile system enables users to instantly contact friends and family by the push of a button. Unlimited nationwide use will cost a dollar a day, and this fee is only applicable on days when the service is actually used or a walkie-talkie call is received.
Whenever you purchase either the i425e or i425t, they both come bundled with $5 of pre-paid Boost credit. Each of these handsets will retail for $39.99. You’ll also do your bit in helping keep the earth green as the packaging is made from 100% Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate material and the polypropylene black end caps are made from 35% post-consumer sources.