Motorola i1

On the eve of CTIA (translated: While we're all on planes headed to Las Vegas), Motorola announced the Motorola i1 (aka the Opus One), bringing you the very first push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone.

The i1 sports a 3.1-inch touchscreen at 320x480 pixels, WiFi and Opera Mini 5 with Flash Lite, a 5-megapixel camera and 2GB microSD card included. The Swype keyboard also is included.

Exact pricing wasn't announced, and availability is listed only as the second quarter. So look for it in the next three months. Full presser after the break, if you're into that sort of thing. [Motorola]

 
There are 7 comments

Ruben says:

Poor sprint. I hope you guys get the Supersonic.

thebizz says:

I don't know who is designing these phones for MOTO but they need to be fired their OS nothing to get excited about this phone. Nor does it look good

Music Ian says:

What about people on Boost? I thought this phone was going to be AMAZING just cause it's on Boost Nextel service, which I have lots of family on. Any word on that version???

Music Ian says:

What about people on Boost? I thought this phone was going to be AMAZING just cause it's on Boost Nextel service, which I have lots of family on. Any word on that version???

howeler says:

Are you Kidding? This is going to be a great device for Sprint/Nextel. This is MilSpec "meets military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain"

Heck even Mike Rowe is getting behind this phone... "The new relationship announced today will feature Mike as a spokesperson for Motorola’s rugged push-to-talk devices"

Now I know we all want the Nexus One... But this thing will be able to smash the Nexus One!

Music Ian says:

...Mike Rowe is a god in a human's body. I worship dirt.

Doc_Havoc says:

I can't believe someone put the words Motorola and rugged in the same sentence. These days, Motorola's quality is so bad if you cough on a Motorola handset, it just might stop functioning. Since this is "mil-spec" it might actually be as reliable as a normal handset from any other manufacturer.

Might. Wouldn't bet on it. Motorola's quality is almost as low as Kyocera's was before Verizon stopped selling/activating their devices. In the last month, I haven't opened an account that had a Motorola Rival that didn't have at least one replacement for it. Droids are running at about 40% having had replacements, in my experience.

I want a top of the line Android phone, too bad to get a decent one, I'll have to go with a carrier other than VZW. And I work for Verizon.