Boost Mobile Releasing Rugged Moto

Posted by at 11:38 pm on June 9, 2010

Boost Mobile has announced that in time for summer they are releasing the rugged Motorola i296, a great companion device for hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures. The Motorola i296 is designed to deliver best-in-class durability as it is built to U.S. military-standard 810F requirements for dust, shock and vibration resistance that will withstand drops and spills. With the i296 handset’s Boost Walkie-Talkie capability, customers can instantly connect with friends and family at the push of a button. Use of Nationwide Boost Walkie-Talkie is included in the $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, giving consumers with an iDEN Series handset the opportunity to connect with more than 277 million people nationwide on the Nextel National Network.

Motorola i296 Features:

  • Nationwide Walkie-Talkie capability
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS and wireless Web-enabled
  • Multimedia and text messaging
  • Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
  • Downloadable games, wallpapers and real music ringtones
  • 600-entry phonebook
  • Alarm clock, calendar, calculator and voice-memo recorder

Motorola i296 is available now at for $59.99 (excluding taxes) with free shipping. The phone is also available now through Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores and select independent wireless dealer locations. Later this summer, Motorola i296 will be sold at Best Buy, Target and Sprint Wireless stores.

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