Boost Mobile today announced the Samsung Transform Ultra with a text-friendly full QWERTY keypad. The Transform Ultra, powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, features access to Google Mobile services and the Android Market. The device has a 1GHz processor, a 3MP rear-facing camera, and VGA front-facing camera for video chat while on the go. Here is more info on the phone and Boost Mobile services:
Other Transform Ultra features include:
Android 2.3 with Access to Android Market Touchscreen Full QWERTY Keypad 3MP camera with video Wi-Fi, GPS and Wireless Web enabled Front-facing VGA camera Easy access to Gmail and Google Talk Bluetooth capable Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (2GB card included) Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling
The Transform Ultra is Boost?s first Android-powered smartphone to come 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 couple simple clicks. ID packs are designed to meet a customer?s individual lifestyle or interests, such as sports, entertainment, fitness and music.
Other ID packs that can be loaded on the device include: E!, Socially Connected, Professional, Entertainment, Lo2Yo Latino, Lo2Yo Mujer and Lo2Yo Futbol.
Samsung Transform Ultra will be available Oct. 7 for $229.99 (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. The Transform will be rolling out in select retails nationwide later this year.
Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage Offer Coming Oct. 6
Effective Oct. 6, Boost Mobile will add an additional $5 monthly charge for unlimited data and messaging services offered on Android-powered devices. Like the existing Monthly Unlimited plan, the new Android plan includes unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, email and calls to 411. In addition, the new Android Monthly Unlimited plan will still come with shrinking payments where the longer you stay, the less you pay. For every six on-time payments, the cost of a new customer?s Android Monthly Unlimited plan will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month, only $5 more than the current Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.