updated 12:10 pm EDT, Mon September 24, 2007
Boost adopts Motorola W385
Sprint's "youth" brand, Boost Mobile, has agreed to adopt the W385 by Motorola. More crucial may be the phone's inclusion in Boost's Unlimited plan, which while restricted to sections of California and Texas, prices unlimited local and national calls at $45-55. Currently only two phones are eligible for Unlimited, the W385 among them. Both models have a free first month of calling.
The W385 includes hardware features such as Bluetooth, GPS and a VGA camera, but benefits mainly from Boost software such as the Hookt chatroom client, and loopt, a tool which locates friends as well as shares photos and events. The phone is on sale now for $130.