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Motorola Bali and Rambler flip phones hitting Boost Mobile on August 11

Darren Murph

Boost Mobile does a fine enough job advertising its $50 monthly unlimited plan, but how's about the phone selection? If you're a fan of flips, Motorola has a new duo headed to the aforesaid operator next month. First up is the Rambler (shown right), which boasts a full QWERTY keypad, integrated 1.3 megapixel camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth, IM / email capability and inbuilt GPS. The Bali, on the other hand, rocks a more traditional input surface along with an MP3 player, external touch controls and a microSD slot. Both handsets will go on sale August 11th, with the Rambler running $99.99 and the Bali $149.99. Who said Boost never gave you more (keys) for less (dough)?

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Calling All Avid Texters – Boost Mobile Introduces the Motorola RamblerTM

Continuing to add variety and style to its handset lineup, Boost also will launch Motorola BaliTM

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Introducing the texter's new best friend: the Motorola Rambler™ from Boost Mobile. The Rambler enhances the text messaging experience with an easy-to-use full QWERTY keypad integrated into a compact flip phone design. Built with texting in mind, the Rambler is a perfect handset to pair with the Boost Mobile $50 Monthly Unlimited plan, which includes nationwide unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, e-mail, calls to 411, and instant messaging without an annual contract.

"Motorola Rambler takes texting to the next level with a full QWERTY keyboard and the multimedia features consumers crave"

"Boost Mobile continues to expand its handset lineup with the Motorola Rambler – an ideal phone for the texting enthusiast," said Neil Lindsay, chief marketing officer, Boost Mobile. "Motorola has been an extremely valuable handset partner to Boost over the years and continues to deliver quality handsets that are built to last."

The Rambler also delivers a powerful multimedia punch with an integrated camera with video capture, stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology, IM/e-mail and GPS capabilities.

"Motorola Rambler takes texting to the next level with a full QWERTY keyboard and the multimedia features consumers crave," said Richard Gadd, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. "Motorola is excited to further expand our portfolio to include even more innovative product offerings for Boost Mobile customers."

Motorola Rambler will be available Aug. 11 at for $99.99 (excluding taxes) with free shipping. 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.

Motorola Rambler Features:

* Full QWERTY Keypad
* 1.3MP camera with video
* Wireless Web access
* E-mail access to Gmail®, MSN®, Yahoo!® and more
* Instant Messaging access to Yahoo!®, AIM®, and Windows Live™ Messenger
* Stereo Bluetooth®
* Multimedia and text messaging
* GPS enabled
* Voice mail, caller ID, call waiting and call forwarding
* Speakerphone with voice recognition
* Downloadable games, wallpapers and ringtones

Motorola Bali

On Aug. 11, Motorola Bali™ from Boost Mobile will be available at for $149.99 (excluding taxes) with free shipping. Motorola Bali is a stylish lightweight flip phone with a 1.3MP camera with video, stereo Bluetooth® and GPS capabilities. Bali also has an MP3 music player with external touch controls and expandable microSD memory for listening to your favorite tunes on the go. The phone is available now through Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores and select independent wireless dealer locations.

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint's 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 Monthly Unlimited' service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and 411 for $60 per month. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 276 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 277 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. Boost Mobile phones are available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Wal-Mart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network; and Re-Boost® is available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at

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