Texters greeted this one with a big smile. The GSP-enabled Motorola (News - Alert) Rambler rambled its way into the market, showing off some unique features.
Motorola, a telecommunications stalwart, is a valuable handset partner for Boost Mobile, which has introduced the new Motorola Rambler.
With a full QWERTY keyboard, a compact flip phone design, it has been designed with texting in mind, and includes unlimited nationwide voice, text messaging, instant messaging and some great multimedia features with an integrated camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth wireless technology, e-mail and GPS capabilities.
Lots of downloadable games, wallpapers and ringtones coupled with caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding facilities make the Rambler a rather entertaining device.
“Boost Mobile continues to expand its handset lineup with the Motorola Rambler, an ideal phone for the texting enthusiast,” Neil Lindsay, CMO, Boost Mobile, said, and added that Motorola has been an extremely valuable handset partner to Boost over the years and continues to deliver quality handsets that are built to last.
Richard Gadd, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices was excited at the further expansion to Motorola's existing portfolio and was confident that the Motorola Rambler would take texting to the next level with its new features.
Motorola Rambler is scheduled to be available from August 11, 2010 at the Boost Mobile Web site and will be shipped free. It is priced at $99.99 exclusive of taxes. The phone is also available now through Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations and Best Buy. Next month, Motorola Rambler will be sold at Meijer.
August does seem to be the month for new releases, for Motorola Bali is expected to be available at the Boost Mobile Web site. It is expected to be priced at $149.99 exclusive of taxes. It has an MP3 built in music player with external touch controls and expandable microSD memory for listening to music while on the go.
Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s (News - Alert) prepaid brands, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its 'Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and 411 for $50 per month, and with its 'BlackBerry (News - Alert) Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and 411.
From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to mobile and wireline digital communication devices that provide compelling experiences. Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile.
In a related news release, the Motorola i1 from Boost Mobile is the first walkie-talkie enabled touchscreen phone powered by Android (News - Alert), and available nationally at Boost Mobile Exclusive Retail Stores, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores.
Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri