Motorola i856 clears FCC, could be headed for Boost

It looks like yet another phone is headed for Boost Mobile to compliment their lineup. This is the Motorola i856, a music-playing slider phone. It’s not quite as neat as the Stature i9 and it doesn’t have the QWERTY keyboard of the Clutch i465, but this one should do well for those who want a simple phone that can play some tunes. We first heard of ht i856 a while back, and now it looks all but ready for Boost. It features a 2.2-inch display, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and microSD expansion. ]]>

Posted in


  1. Blee on July 11, 2009 at 9:35 am

    What’s the update on this phone? I’ve got boost and I want this phone. I love slide phones

  2. John Brown on July 14, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Boost and motorola do not have a clue. I give them credit for having a 2.2 qvga screen on this phone. But I bet this phone will not have no internal memory, full browser, opera mini, flash, 20 key sure type keyboard. You know, all of the things people would need on their phone to enjoy their $50 a month unlimited web, text, call plan.

  3. Darrius on July 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    oh just want a phone that supports text and will give me good signal werever i go because i just switched from tmobile and they sucked

  4. kevin on September 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    the 856 has the same specs browser wise and everything else as all other boost phones im fairly sure the firmware is the same also