February 1, 2015

Motorola i1 - First Android Phone with Push-to-Talk Available via Sprint Online

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Motoi1Sprint has released the first Touchscreen Android phone with integrated push-to-talk. The Motorola i1 is now available online through Sprint’s website.  The headline feature is the integrated push-to-talk, a first for touchscreen Android phones. Using Nextel’s Direct Connect and Group Connect is as simple as pressing a button. In addition to Direct Connect service the phone also features SWYPE virtual keyboard technology for quicker text input, a MicroSDHC memory card slot for up to 32Gb of storage and it is designed to meet Military Specification 810F, What does that mean? Its a rugged phone meant to punished and keep on ticking.

Features:

  • Android 1.5
  • 3.1″ HVGA (320×480) Touchscreen
  • Android Market Access
  • 5 Mega-pixel Camera
  • MicroSDHC Slot supports up to 32Gb storage card
  • Swype  virtual keyboard technology allows you to input text faster and easier with one, continuous motion.
  • Certified to Military Standard 810F for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, humidity, solar radiation, and salt fog.
  • Direct Connect, Group Connect, International Direct Connect services
  • Stereo Bluetooth® technology v2.0 + EDR (profiles supported: HFP, HSP, A2DP, AVRCP)
  • Opera mini browser (enhanced browsing experience) / Full HTML browser, Android Webkit w/Adobe Flash Lite®
  • aGPS (assisted), AGPS (autonomous), eCompass

Available today from Sprint for $149 with a new 2yr contract after discounts and savings. Regular Price $349



66 Comments

  1. Danny
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    Android 1.5? Seriously? Why in the world would you put something as obsolete as that on a phone that is just being released? At the very least it should have 1.6 since that greatly improves app compatibility. 1.5 really needs to officially be retired on all handsets.

  2. Canuck
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    I'm with Danny. How could anyone expect to be taken seriously releasing a phone with Android 1.5 (or anything before 2.1)? Gotta accelerate those release cycles to months instead of years, or just stop messing with the UI and release with stock Froyo.

    Perhaps they'd be interesting in buying a computer running Windows 3.1.

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