Motorola Titanium

Sprint has officially announced that the Motorola Titanium will hit the shelves July 24, for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and $100 mail-in rebate.  The Titanium has a portrait qwerty, 3.1-inch touchscreen, Nextel Direct Connect (chirp!), and is designed to meet Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.  This successor to the Motorola I1 looks to be one tough customer.  Toss in an 1820 mAh battery, and there's a lot here to interest anyone who needs a phone that takes the abuse of a day of hard work. 

While it's not the powerhouse that some other new Android phones may be, this certainly fills a niche that needs filling by a tough, quality smartphone.  And it plays Angry Birds.  Hit the break for the press release.

More info: Titanium fact sheet

Motorola Titanium, First Android 2.1 Smartphone
with Best-in-Class Nextel Direct Connect,
Available Beginning July 24 for $149.99
 
Motorola Titanium™, America’s first Android 2.1 (Éclair) smartphone with best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect™ for Push-to-Talk, goes on sale in Sprint Stores, online at www.sprint.com, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business Sales beginning Sunday, July 24, for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after $100 mail-in rebate.
 
As the successor to the popular Motorola i1 launched by Sprint in 2010, Motorola Titanium is sleek and attractive, yet durable. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch touchscreen display for a feature-rich, business-class experience. Built military-grade tough, Motorola Titanium is designed to meet Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.
 
Additional key features of Motorola Titanium include:
·         Support for Nextel Direct Connect Services, including Direct Connect, Group Connect®, International Direct Connect®, DirectSendSM, Group Messaging and NextMail®
  • Android Market™ for access to more than 200,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google™ mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Talk™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™ and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email, calendar and contacts
  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with camcorder, 4x zoom and LED flash
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n
  • Stereo Bluetooth®
  • GPS navigation
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • 1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery
 
With more than 17 years of expertise, Sprint is the industry leader in Push-to-Talk, serving the world’s largest Push-to-Talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national Push-to-Talk network. Nextel Direct Connect has set the industry standard for Push-to-Talk worldwide. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other Push-to-Talk service.
 
There are 15 comments

Vetdoctor says:

What site am I on? Why are you showing a Palm Pre?

Queueyou says:

Palm Pre is a vertical slider. I see what you mean though, it does look like an updated version of their centro phones.

You mean the Palm Pixi?

Mike77 says:

Nah it def has a Centro look. Pixi was flatter, this sorta has the thicker boxier look that the Centro had. Actually found my Centro in the closet the other day, still can't believe how well i could type on that tiny keyboard, proof you can get used to anything.

verks says:

2.1?

Mike77 says:

My guess would be that the phone is marketed to people who have no idea what froyo, GB ect are.

wowser says:

Looks like a stretched out blackberry

meccariello says:

Nice phone. Does it come with a Time machine? Because ut was this phone was cool 2 years ago

babybear293 says:

they need to take $75 off that sale price. ECLAIR?! i know they will assume people "dont care or know" about Froyo or GB, but trust me whoever convinced them to get Android knows about it. i never underestimate the public. i wish companies didnt do it also. i believe that's what OEM assume of the public & i loathe that.
My sister has a BB Curve(8530) & she wants an Android. i had to explain to her that when she upgrades, dont get a phone older than 6mos(except for the EVO 4g, that phone is still top notch). she also wants one with a Keyboard, but her full upgrade wont come around till Feb 2012. hopefully by then Sprint will have a phone with a Keyboard.

richdroidx says:

Nice for 150. Construction workers will love this

Hope they have WiFi at the construction site. Otherwise it's iDEN's .5G Unlimited Data.

HalizDad says:

It reminds me of an old Palm Treo. Keyboard is the same one they had.

What a POS...Why would someone buy this? I like how the guy in the ID of the phone is a dude with a construction helmet on. Hmmm...

cbuhay1 says:

Wish this was a world phone. With it's rugged construction and large battery, this would be great for travel.

VDub2174 says:

Looks like a good phone for those that need PTT and want an Android phone. What some seem to forget is that just because it doen't meet their standards, it doesn't make the phone a POS.