Samsung Galaxy Prevail

Samsung and Boost Mobile have officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Boost Mobile's first Android device.  The Prevail is set to offer a great Android experience at Boost Mobile's $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which holds an appeal that's hard to match.

The Prevail is a CDMA device, which hopefully is the first step to getting rid of IDEN across the board at Sprint and her partners.  The specs won't exactly knock anyone's socks off, but they do look to make a great mid-level device -- especially at the $179 price point and the cheap unlimited plans.  Some of the Prevail's features:

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen
  • 2MP camera with video
  • GPS enabled
  • Bluetooth® capable
  • Wireless Web enabled
  • Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
  • Telenav navigation, free and unlimited
  • Supports microSD™ cards up to 32GB (2GB card included)
  • Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling

The prevail is scheduled to be released sometime in May, with no exact dates given.  The full press release and a couple more pictures are after the break.

Samsung Galaxy Prevail  Galaxy Prevail 2

Why Settle When You Can “Prevail” with the new
Android-powered Phone from Boost Mobile and Samsung
 
The new Samsung Galaxy Prevail combines all the features of Android with Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which includes nationwide talk, text, Web,
e-mail and payments that shrink
 
IRVINE, Calif. – Boost Mobilethe top carrier in the recent 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Non-Contract Customer Satisfaction Index StudySMunlocks the power of Android with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail™, available exclusively with Boost Mobile on the Nationwide Sprint Network. As the first CDMA Android device on Boost Mobile, the Galaxy Prevail is designed to provide an uncompromised Android experience while maintaining the great value of Boost’s $50 Monthly Unlimited plan with no hidden fees and no contracts required.
 
The Galaxy Prevail will be available late April for $179.99 (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. By the middle of May, the Galaxy Prevail will be available in select retail outlets nationwide.
 
”We are excited to partner with Samsung to launch this innovative touchscreen phone for wireless users who are interested in upgrading to an Android experience without spending more on their monthly plan,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “The Samsung Galaxy Prevail delivers the power of the Android platform to our customers’ fingertips while bringing tremendous value to our customers’ wallets.”
 
The Galaxy Prevail will be available on Boost Mobile’s $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage plan, where the longer you stay, the less you pay simply by making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, a Boost Mobile customer’s monthly cost will shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $35 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone. The first wave of Boost customers will be hitting their first six-month milestone this month and will be paying $45 per month for Monthly Unlimited service.
 
Galaxy Prevail features include:
·         Android 2.2 with Access to Android Market™
·         3.2-inch touchscreen
·         2MP camera with video
·         GPS enabled
·         Bluetooth® capable
·         Easy access to Gmail™ and Google Talk™
·         Wireless Web enabled
·         Switch between portrait and landscape
·         Speakerphone with voice-activated dialing
·         Telenav navigation, free and unlimited
·         Supports microSD™ cards up to 32GB (2GB card included)
·         Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and three-way calling
 
With Android, consumers can create their own arsenal of fun and productivity by selecting from more than 100,000 applications. In addition to the features listed above, the Galaxy Prevail’s preloaded applications include SCVNGR™, Poynt™, Twidroyd™, Facebook©, Hookt™, ThinkFree Office© and YouTube©.
 
Customers can also protect their Samsung Galaxy Prevail with Phone Insurance that is now available for Boost Monthly Unlimited customers. For $5 per month customers are covered if their device breaks, is lost, stolen or damaged – even by liquid. Go towww.boostmobile.com for more information.
 
About Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands and recently recognized by J.D. Power as Highest-Ranked Non-Contract Company in Overall Customer Satisfaction Performance, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, e-mail, IM and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 277 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 million people, with no activation or long-distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpaceFacebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.
 
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
 
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of (US) $116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 
There are 18 comments

hotpinkberry says:

cant wait to get mine!! =]

lexarjump says:

Looks like the back-end of a horse...

kra2y says:

Looks OK for boost

tim242 says:

Prevail? Can we go back to numbers. Thse names are getting utterly ridiculous.

Ummm
.... boost? 2.2? 3.2inch screen..... okay then moving on

MarkMcCoskey says:

I just might switch to this from my myTouch 4G with T-Mobile since I live in a 2G area. My needs are simple, and Boost will save me a lot of money, and probably give me greater speeds.

IRIE4IPIER says:

Your kidding right.

kra2y says:

It will be faster. Boost cdma is sprints 3g network ,its not running on the slow nextel iden network. Sprint 3g wich last anyone checked is definitly faster than anyones 2g network

r-nice says:

This is not supposed to be a high-end device folks. Good device for Boost customers looking for an Android device.

going_home says:

MetroPCS just in the past few days, lit Tampa up with 4G.
Grant it they only have one pricey 4G phone ($299 after $100 mail in rebate), but regardless, the no contract service provider bar has been raised.
Boost better pony up to the 4G bar soon or they will become a non factor quickly.

:-D

mussio says:

this is the second android boost phone not the first.

markbo2000 says:

First on CDMA, other was on iDEN.

kra2y says:

If your talking about the moto i1, it was a nextel iden phone , not a boost cdma wich runs off sprint towers. Much fasterr data speeds than crappy iden nextel. They need to do away with outdated iden and move on and put more into there 4g bfore they are left in the dust

cloud36426 says:

Actually if that pic holds true it is going to be vanilla. I wonder if the bootloader is locked.

Will it have a galaxy line quality screen?

dachiefmizzy says:

I have a feeling this is going to be a Transform/Intercept/Moment without the keyboard. Which means it'll be laggy/buggy and useless. If it's $179.99 for that, I'd rather have an Optimus for boost instead. Even waith froyo the CPU sucks.

I don't like how you guys keep mentioning iDEN all because of it being a Boost phone. Not all Boost phones are iDEN, and the only Walkie talkie or push to talk iDEN phones Boost offer currently are all made by Motorola.

Kjmu3 says:

Team Android!!!