Boost Mobile first to land Motorola i1

Boost Mobile announces the upcoming availability of its first push-to-talk Android smartphone, the Motorola i1.

Motorola i1
Motorola i1

When Motorola announced its i1 smartphone at CTIA 2010 , the rugged Android device was slated for release with Nextel; however,  barring any last-minute announcements, it now looks like Boost Mobile will be the first carrier to offer the i1.

The Motorola i1 will be available from Boost Mobile stores, as well as Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile retail locations, starting June 20. The Motorola i1 is the first push-to-talk Android device and it has a 3.1-inch HVGA touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

It looks like the smartphone will launch with Android 1.6, but will also come preloaded with an Opera Mini 5 Web browser (in addition to the Android browser) and a Swype keyboard.

Pricing information has not yet been released.

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