As a prepaid MVNO, Boost Mobile doesn’t always get the latest and greatest of Android hardware. ZTE is aiming to change that with their new Warp Gingerbread phone, featuring a full 4.3-inch screen and a 1GHz processor. The phone is set to be available on November 2nd for $249.99, without contract.
The Warp isn’t quite ready to hold up to late-model phones like the Galaxy S II or DROID RAZR, but it easily outpaces the rest of Boost Mobile’s Android offerings. It’s only the second Boost phone to use Android 2.3 Gingerbread (after the Samsung Transform Ultra) and as of now it’s got the largest screen on the carrier as well. Resolution isn’t mentioned in the press release or on Boost Mobile’s website, but a standard 800 x 480 LCD panel is more than likely. The Warp has an undetermined amount of on-board storage, but the MicroSD card slot is pre-packaged with a 2GB card, with support for cards as large as 32GB.
Boost is differentiating the phone with “ID packs,” packaged downloads of apps, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers along a particular theme, like sports or music. ID packs that will launch with the phone include MTV Music Pack, E!, Socially Connected, Professional, Entertainment, Lo2Yo Latino, Lo2Yo Mujer and Lo2Yo Futbol. The ZTE Warp will include the full suite of Google Apps and access to the Android Market.