Last month we broke the news that Boost Mobile had its eye on a couple new Androids to add to its lineup: the LG Optimus Black and the Samsung Replenish. Shortly thereafter, we brought you the first press shots of the pair as they would arrive adorned with Boost badging. We didn’t have a very precise idea of when either phone would likely arrive at the carrier, but it turns out, for the Replenish at least, we didn’t have to wait very long at all to learn the full story of the phone’s release; Boost Mobile announced today that it will start carrying the Replenish beginning January 16.
We just learned that Sprint is pushing an update out to the Samsung Replenish for its users, finally bringing Gingerbread to the Android. Boost users won’t even have to wait for an update to arrive, as their phones will come with Gingerbread already installed.
Sprint’s got the Replenish free-on-contract at the moment, and while you’ll obviously have to pay something for it on Boost, it’s not too bad, priced at just about $100. Of course, it’s that cheap because we’re talking about some pretty low-end hardware, with just a 600MHz processor and QVGA display. The appeal of the Replenish isn’t going to be for Android power users, but those looking for a solid messaging phone that also just happens to be an Android.