updated 01:20 pm EDT, Thu June 3, 2010
Moto i1 due at Boost Mobile later in June
The first Android-powered handset offered under a prepaid pricing scheme has shipped thanks to the the Motorola i1 from Boost Mobile. The push-to-talk handset will be offered with Boost Mobile's Monthly Unlimited service, which talk, text and data for $50 per month. The i1 gets a 5-megapixel camera and a 3.1-inch display, with the new Opera Mini 5 web browser preloaded.
The handset otherwise gets Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth and GPS support, and has Swype's custom keyboard for quicker texting. It ships with a 2GB microSD memory card, though up to 32GB cards are supported. The i1 arrives at Boost Mobileand Best Buy stores on June 20th, though pricing hasn't been announced.