Boost Announces Its First CDMA Android Phone

Boost Galaxy Prevail

Boost and Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Prevail today.  It’s an entry level Android Phone running on the CDMA network.  Priced at $179.99, the Prevail will be available at the end of the month.

Features include WiFi, 2 MP camera without flash, 3.2″ 320 x 480 screen and Android 2.2.Other than the low spec camera this looks to a very nice phone for the price. Compared with the i1, the Prevail is less than half the price and has a larger screen, relatively current Android version and runs on a much faster network.  If Chirp is important to you, beware that there is no Push To Talk, however.

Early reports are that Prevail can only be used on the $50/month Unlimited Plan (with Shrinkage) and not on the 10 cents per minute Pay As You Go plan.

I’ve posted more information and links to several hands on reports at Prepaid Phone News.

19 comments on this post.

  1. brooke says:

    My boyfriend just got an android phone,im not really sure which model but its with verizion. his phone does EVERYTHING! There is an app for everything and his phone has a good camera with a flash and a camcorder with a light if u need one. When is boost gonna come out with something like that? I love boost and keep them as my provider but they phones they offer cant compete with the ones that r available with other carriers…..why?

  2. donthetank88 says:

    I dont have a 1i

    • Dennis says:

      This page is all about the i1. Please don’t post off topic comments.

      Chrip works on the Boost IDEN phones only. It’s a feature of the iDEN network itself. I don’t know of any app that will let Boost CDMA phones use chirp.

  3. donthetank88 says:

    I want to chirp but I can’t there have to be a app out there you can with other boost

    • Dennis says:

      You should be able to chirp with the i1. If it doesn’t work Boost may need to reset something on your account. Dial 877-855-6673 and press 88 to bypass all the menus and get a human.

  4. Khris says:

    no flash on the prevail? well I’d rather stay with my i1. I don’t care if the prevail has android 2.2 and a bigger screen. it has the same resolution as the i1, therefore the graphics on it are more fuzzy than those on the i1 because of the bigger screen

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