Today, Boost Mobile announced that the LG Venice would be coming to the pre-paid carrier. The LG Venice is a pretty attractive looking device for people who want a no-contract carrier at a reasonable price. The specs aren’t top of the line, but they aren’t to shabby either. If you’re a power user like us, you’ll want something different. But if you’re a typical smartphone user, this could be the perfect device for you. Here are some of the key specs:
4.3-inch screen (with Gorilla Glass)
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
LG Optimus 3.0 interface
720p video recording
The LG Venice will cost you $219.99, and because its a no-contract carrier so the price of the device is not subsidized like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. There’s also a $55/month unlimited plan available at Boost. And the LG Venice will be available on October 10th. We’ve got the full press release below for you.
Boost Mobile Squeezes Latest Technology into Ultra-Thin LG Venice
IRVINE, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2012 – Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry, and LG Electronics USA today announced a new Android-powered smartphone, the LG Venice, that delivers style, cutting-edge technology and affordability combined with Boost Mobile’s Android Monthly Unlimited with Shrinking Payments
Only about one-third of an inch thick and weighing a mere 4.41 ounces, the sleek LG Venice is a high-powered slim smartphone with great viewing and entertainment experience. It will be available starting Oct. 10 for $219.99 (excluding taxes) at Boost Mobile’s exclusive retail stores, select independent wireless dealer locations nationwide and at www.boostmobile.com with free shipping. The LG Venice also will be available late October in select national retail locations.
“The LG Venice is an eye-catching device with its platinum finish and slim design packed with the latest features tech-savvy consumers crave,” said Andre Smith, vice president-Boost Mobile. “It’s a perfect example of not having to sacrifice style and features for affordability especially when combined with a no-contract Monthly Unlimited plan with payments that shrink to as low as $40 a month.”
Boasting a 1GHz processor combined with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and an enhanced LG Optimus 3.0 interface, the LG Venice allows for improved multitasking, surfing, watching videos and accessing the more than 600,000 apps in the Google Play Store. The durable 4.3-inch, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen combined with a 5MP camera and VGA front-facing camera let consumers capture, connect and share life’s special moments.
“With high-quality features, a stylish design and the wallet-friendly no-contract plan, LG Venice definitely stands out,” said James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA. “LG and Boost Mobile continue to release innovative devices that exceed the expectations of those who use them. Whether it’s capturing still or video memories, connecting and sharing content with friends and loved ones, or viewing media on the crystal-clear touchscreen, Life’s Good with the LG Venice.”
Additional key features of the LG Venice include:
QuickMemo™ to quickly and easily capture, create and share notes
720p HD video recording
Stereo Bluetooth capable
The LG Venice is paired with Boost Mobile’s no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments. For every six on-time payments, the cost of Boost Mobile’s Monthly Unlimited plan shrinks by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $40 a month for unlimited nationwide talk, text and picture messaging, Web, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.