Motorola i860 Gets Tattooed by Boost Mobile

Motorola i860 Gets Tattooed by Boost Mobile


Boost Mobile loves the Motorola i860, first they added some wood, now they are going tribal with primal tattoo artwork designs. Boost mobile has been a hit in the news lately with their retro handset attachment.

The feature that Boost is focusing all their attention on is the Walkie-Talkie function on the phone which can be included in a service plan or pay as you go for $1.50 a day for unlimited usage through Nextel. If you don’t use the Walkie-Talkie you don’t pay for it, it gets billed day to day.

The tattooed version of the i860 will retail for $299.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate.

See press release below.

Boost Mobile, a lifestyle-based telecommunications brand that develops and distributes wireless communications products for the youth market, has introduced primal tattoo artwork to the U.S. wireless phone market with the launch of the i860 handset by Motorola. Offered exclusively from Boost Mobile, the new phone combines authentic tattoo design details with the latest mobile phone technology, including a 4x digital zoom camera and video recorder, high resolution internal and external color display with picture caller ID and Multimedia Messaging.

“We’re giving wireless technology some personality with the Boost i860,” said Neil Lindsay, vice president of product development, Boost Mobile. “Our customers don’t just want phones that are functional. They want them to make a statement.”

The specialty phone is available now exclusively from, wireless dealers and Nextel retail stores for a suggested retail price of $299.99, which includes the benefit of a $50 mail-in rebate. As with all Boost Mobile phones, the i860 handset by Motorola includes Boost Walkie-Talkie, which offers Nextel’s popular Nationwide Direct Connect as a pay-as-you-go service. Boost Walkie-Talkie is $1.50 per day for unlimited national usage, and the charge applies only when the service is used.

The Motorola i860 phone also features picture caller ID; preloaded Java games, wallpapers and polyphonic and voice ringtones, including Boost’s exclusive “Anthem” track by Kanye West, Ludacris and The Game; hands-free speakerphone, and voice-activated dialing.

Boost customers may further customize the i860 phone with wallpapers, ringtones and games available from Boost LIVE – Boost’s ever-growing catalog of wireless entertainment content. Boost Mobile customers select the applications they want on Boost LIVE and then purchase them over the air directly from their Boost Mobile pay-as-you-go phone using existing call credits. Applications have a one-time, unlimited use fee that varies in price from $1.49 to $6.49.

The Motorola i860 phone from Boost offers the following additional features:

— High-resolution internal and external color display

— Nationwide digital cellular and Boost Walkie-Talkie service

— One Touch Walkie-Talkie with dedicated push-to-talk key

— Multimedia messaging and text messaging

— Hands-free speakerphone with voice-activated dialing

— Preloaded and downloadable games, screensavers, wallpaper

— Preloaded and downloadable polyphonic and voice ringtones

— MP3 ringtone support

— Boost Wireless Web access

— GPS-enabled

— Up to 165 minutes talk time (high performance battery)

— Up to 65 hours standby time (high performance battery)

— $10 call credit included