LG Venice

Boost Mobile has announced a new addition to their lineup, the LG Venice. The Venice will represent an attractive choice to customers who prefer a no contract phone, especially because it has decent specs for the price. While not equal to the top of the line phones, they're nothing to scoff at either.

The Venice boasts:

  • 4.3-inch screen (with Gorilla Glass)
  • 1GHz processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • LG Optimus 3.0 interface
  • 5MP camera
  • 720p video recording

The Venice will cost $219.99 and remember that Boost Mobile offers all of their devices with no contract. They also offer a $55/month unlimited plan. It will be available starting Oct. 10 at Boost Mobile retail stores, certain independent retailers and online. In late October, you'll be able to pick one up in select nationwide retailers.

The full press release is after the break.

Boost Mobile Squeezes Latest Technology into Ultra-Thin LG Venice

IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2012 – Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry, and LG Electronics USA today announced a new Android-powered smartphone, the LG Venice, that delivers style, cutting-edge technology and affordability combined with Boost Mobile’s Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments

Only about one-third of an inch thick and weighing a mere 4.41 ounces, the sleek LG Venice is a high-powered slim smartphone with great viewing and entertainment experience. It will be available starting Oct. 10 for $219.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. The LG Venice also will be available late October in select national retail locations.

“The LG Venice is an eye-catching device with its platinum finish and slim design packed with the latest features tech-savvy consumers crave,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “It’s a perfect example of not having to sacrifice style and features for affordability especially when combined with a no-contract Monthly Unlimited plan with payments that shrink to as low as $40 a month.”

Boasting a 1GHz processor combined with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and an enhanced LG Optimus 3.0 interface, the LG Venice allows for improved multitasking, surfing, watching videos and accessing the more than 600,000 apps in the Google Play Store. The durable 4.3-inch, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen combined with a 5MP camera and VGA front-facing camera let consumers capture, connect and share life’s special moments.

“With high-quality features, a stylish design and the wallet-friendly no-contract plan, LG Venice definitely stands out,” said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. “LG and Boost Mobile continue to release innovative devices that exceed the expectations of those who use them. Whether it’s capturing still or video memories, connecting and sharing content with friends and loved ones, or viewing media on the crystal-clear touchscreen, Life’s Good with the LG Venice.”

Additional key features of the LG Venice include:

  • QuickMemo™ to quickly and easily capture, create and share notes
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Stereo Bluetooth capable

The LG Venice is paired with Boost Mobile’s no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web[1], email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

 
There are 7 comments

And boost will be dead next year. What's the point?

kra2y says:

Boost runs on sprint towers so Nextel will be dead not any newer boost phones. Only the chirp phones will be dead

I swear nothing LG does impresses me....

Germian says:

LG Venice? And it's not even water-proof? Venice is more water than anything!

adipabeta says:

Some people can't just spent $400 for a phone.
It's not bad at all. The price just tell what it's offer.
Lg optimus l7 was, if I'm not wrong, the cheapest phone with the biggest screen and gorilla glass.
:-)

DWR_31 says:

Doesn't the use of Sprint's towers mean that you get super slow 3G speeds with no 4G connectivity in sight?

Yep.