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Boost Mobile has just announced yet another option to its Android-powered entourage: the LG Venice. The 4.3" Venice is touted as an "ultra-thin" and light handset, and at only one-third of an inch thick with a weight of 4.41 oz, it affirms that claim.

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The phone ships with fairly average specs: 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear shooter, VGA front camera, and Android 4.0. The device will go on sale beginning October 10th for a modest $219 and is "paired with Boost Mobile's no-contract $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan."


Boost Mobile Squeezes Latest Technology into Ultra-Thin LG Venice

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.

“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.”

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 atwww.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, Web1, email and calls to 411. Payments do not need to be consecutive to qualify for the next savings milestone.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/TheGermian Roberto Giunta

    It can't be called "Venice" if it isn't at least water-proof! Venice is more water than anything!

  • D4niel

    I can't get past the fact that this thing has 90° corners on the top, and rounded corners on the bottom. I think they're trying too hard to evade Apple's design patents.

  • ProductFRED

    It has a Snapdragon S1...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    If Samsung copies Apple, LG copies Samsung - this phone looks like a mashup of the SGS I, iPhone 3G, and SGS II.

  • shan walsh

    Is the LG Venice going to be 4G though?

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.gonzalez.10 Craig Gonzalez

    Ive had this phone since it came out and its good shit

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