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HTC EVO Design 4G – Coming to Boost Mobile May 31st 2012

First 4G Service Coming to Boost Mobile May 31st 2012

With this exciting news – Boost Mobile shows its customers they will and are moving toward launching more devices with dual 3G/4G capabilities in the future. Just announced yesterday from Boost Mobile:

“. . . HTC EVO Design 4G, a member of the award-winning EVO family. This robust Android smartphone will operate on Sprint’s 3G and 4G (WiMAX) networks, bringing 4G speeds to Boost Mobile customers in 71 markets across the country with average upload speeds between 3-6 Mbps with bursts of more than 10 Mbps.”

HTC Evo Design 4G by Boost Mobile

Will you get 4G service with Boost Mobile?

It is more likely you will not receive 4G service in rural areas at this time, however if your live in a major metropolitan area you will find spots that pick up the 4G. Most would not complain with 3G speeds, given they are fast enough; curious as to how the battery life responds when the phone switches between signals 3G/4G service.

As the trend towards 4G becomes more prominent – the serviced areas will expand. Keep in mind that 4G service will only be available to those who purchase the HTC EVO 4G Design from Boost Mobile, including future releases with 4G access.

HTC EVO Design 4G – What will it cost?

This phone comes with what many people “want” and also carries a price of $299. As we predicted, the LG Marquee is very nice, but turns out to truly be the “overpriced one” as we predicted. Why? For $20 extra, you obtain 4G capabilities and the new Android 4.0 OS, which is well worth extra money in our humble opinion.

Boost may have pulled a quick one launching the 4G HTC EVO Design shortly after the Marquee, but if you sign up with the Shrinkage plan for Android, you won’t have any reason to be that upset, your bill can get as low as $40/mo. Features of the EVO Design 4G by Boost you can look forward to:

    Featured Specs:

  • Camera: 5MP rear-facing camera/camcorder with flash/ 1.3MP front-facing
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Processor Speed: 1.2GHz
  • Screen: 4-Inch HD Touchscreen
  • Others: Video Voicemail & Hotspot WiFi (Hotspot additional $10 fee per month)

Inside Scoop

Some sources obtained the inside scoop before it was even announced. On our Facebook page, Richard McGrath commented about hearing of this, which I actually had doubted to begin with – sorry for letting you down on that one! Check out the HTC EVO Design 4G on Sprint for a preview.

Locations with 4G Access:

4G Lookup Locator available on Sprint website.

4G Service areas by Boost Mobile

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Boost Mobile LG Marquee – The Overpriced One?

LG Marquee from Boost Mobile runs on the solid and trusted Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System. The Marquee features an impressive NOVA screen to boot. Users who get their hands on a Marquee will want to sign up for Boost Mobile Shrinkage, don’t worry it is free! To date, the LG Marquee takes the crown of being the most expensive phone from Boost Mobile. With that said, lets dig a little deeper…

Is the LG Marquee really worth $279?

LG Marquee phones are ready with a crystal clear 5-Megapixel rear camera along with a 2-Megapixel front facing camera, which is the suspected reason why the retail price is over $270. Your pictures will be easy to take whether photo-snapping face pics or events around you. This phone will keep users connected with their Google accounts and users may enjoy all the extra utilities they offer for account holders.

If you are looking to use this phone as more of a business phone, it easily connects to VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and WiFi connections. SWYPE is officially featured with this phone, so if you prefer this style of keyboarding, the phone could be a great fit. Especially useful for new customers to Boost Mobile, who are already familiar with the keyboarding utility.

Unfortunately, there is no HDMI connector with this phone, which is disappointing given the offered price from Boost Mobile. Overall – anyone upgrading to this phone or first time users with Boost should expect to be happy with their new Marquee.

What is the main difference between the LG Marquee and ZTE Warp?

There will be some recent users who have upgraded to the ZTE Warp and are wondering what the difference is between this phone and the ZTE Warp. The main difference between the ZTE Warp & LG Marquee is the two cameras exclusive to the latter phone. The Warp only has one camera, which means face chatting with SKYPE or other apps may not necessarily be convenient. This is not a huge difference, but is a make it or break it type of feature for some. Keep in mind the LG Marquee is smaller in size compared to the ZTE Warp.

LG Marquee Specifications

    Technology

  • Type: CDMA / EVDO Rev-A 3G
  • Measurements

  • Dimensions: 4.4 × 2.52 in x .36 in (H x W x D)
  • Weight Approx: 3.95 ounces (with battery)
  • LG Marquee by Boost Mobile
    Display

  • Camera: 5.0 Megapixel (Rear)/ 2.0 Megapixel (Front) with Autofocus Camera and Camcorder
  • Resolution: 480 x 800 Pixels (16M Color TFT LCD Screen)
  • Screen: 4-inch NOVA Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Processor & Connectivity

  • Operating System: Android 2.3 GingerBread
  • Processor: 1Ghz
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 w/ EDR
  • Battery

  • Standby time Approx: 348 hours
  • Voice talk time Approx: 5.5 hours
  • Memory

  • Internal memory ROM: 512MB RAM, 2GB ROM
  • External memory capacity: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: microSD card

Do you think the LG Marquee is over-priced?

LG Marquee Closeup Screen

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Boost Mobile “Earthday” Coupon – $30 off Samsung Galaxy & LG Marquee

If you have been waiting to upgrade or buy a new phone with Boost Mobile, now may be the perfect time to jump on it. Boost Mobile announced a coupon good for $30 off two popular touchscreen phones.

Boost Mobile EarthDay Coupon – $30 Off

The coupon “Earthday30” is valid for both the Samsung Galaxy Prevail and the LG Marquee, just launched by Boost Mobile this year.

This promotion from Boost Mobile ends on May 1st at Midnight.

LG Marquee:

Samsung Galaxy Prevail:

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