Motorola and Sprint Announces Rugged i1 Smartphone
Motorola and Sprint have jointly announced they would be offering the Motorola i1, the first Android Push-To-Talk smartphone, to users this summer. The new Motorola i1 is equipped with Android v1.5, 3.1-inch TFT touch screen display, 5-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi.
Motorola and Sprint have announced the Motorola i1, the world’s first push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone. Sleek and attractive, yet durable, Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device to carry the features of a modern smartphone including a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi, optimized browsing experience with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser, access to thousands of apps and a push-to-talk experience that includes exciting new features. Sprint will begin offering Motorola i1 this summer.
Motorola i1 enhances the push-to-talk experience with the ability to view who is calling regardless of what application you are in, whether you are managing your emails, checking your calendar, composing messages or viewing media.
With solid body for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain, Motorola i1 is designed for those who work and play hard. It automatically syncs and integrates office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts.
Key features include:
- Popular business tools such as Microsoft Document Viewer and corporate sync ensure Word or PowerPoint files can be accessed on the go.
- Message entry is a breeze with both Android standard virtual keyboard and Swype virtual keyboards being offered.
- A 5-megapixel camera with flash, geo-tagging and panoramic capabilities provides crisp photos and clearly displays them on the vibrant 3.1-inch HVGA screen. Video can also be recorded and stored on a provided microSD for sharing or future viewing straight from the device.
- The latest Opera Mini 5 browser enables quick browsing over the Nextel National Network and Wi-Fi. – The Android browser allows you to see web pages and Flash 8-enabled sites in full view using Wi-Fi.
Motorola i1 offers advanced data capabilities that will require activation on a plan that includes unlimited data. For just US$69.99 per month Sprint’s Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, Anytime gives customers unlimited calling with any U.S. wireless user, unlimited Direct Connect and Group Connect, and unlimited nationwide texting, email, web browsing and GPS Navigation. (All price plans exclude surcharges and taxes).