Dec 06 AT 8:09 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Low-end Android handsets ready to receive a Boost

We predicted Boost Mobile could be getting Android phones back in July and new information is making it more believable. BGR just received some new photos of the Motorola Opus One, which they report is an iDEN handset. Boost Mobile (a division of Sprint Nextel) is one of the few carriers that still utilizes the iDEN technology. Virtually all of the handsets that Boost Mobile offers are manufactured by Motorola.

During a recent earnings call, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said:

“In iDEN we will continue to refresh the portfolio, which will also include Android-based devices.  We continue to have pretty good traction with iDEN and with the recent renewed focus from Sprint on prepaid, we have a pretty good market share with Sprint in prepaid and we’re improving our relationships with not just Sprint, but every single North American carrier across the portfolio.”

This could be a huge boost for Android because it would mark the first time in the United States that a prepaid carrier offers an Android phones. Boost Mobile became relevant in early 2009 when they offered a $50 unlimited everything plan which resulted in 674,000 customers additions that quarter.

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