Mobile operator Boost Mobile debuted Moto G by Motorola, a Google Company, on Thursday, Jan. 2.
The Moto G will be available Tuesday, Jan. 14 at www.boostmobile.com and select Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores starting Jan. 20.
This represents the first Motorola handset on Boost Mobile since 2011, says the company.
Priced at $129.99, Moto G 3G smartphone comes with a 4.5-inch HD screen made with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and sports a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor.
Moto G is loaded with Android 4.3 Jellybean with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat expected in February.
Moto G will come preloaded with the free interactive FM radio application NextRadio. With NextRadio, listening to FM radio on smartphones is a new type of interactive radio listening experience.
When compared with streaming, NextRadio consumes about three times less battery life than other music apps. That’s because the audio is coming through a built-in FM tuner instead of over the Internet, says the company.