SouthernLINC gets the Motorola Titanium

Regional carrier SouthernLINC (those of us south of the Mason-Dixon might have heard of 'em) today launched the iDEN-capable Motorola Titanium. As you'll recall from our mini-review, it's rugged, meeting MilSpec 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature. You could probably ward off a pack of wolves with it, if need be. It's running Android 2.1 and has that chirpy push-to-talk radio function.

SouthernLINC's offering up the Titanium for $149 with a two-year contract. A one-year deal will raise the price by $100. Full presser's after the break.

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SouthernLINC Wireless Rolls Out Motorola TITANIUM, the newest Android-powered Push To Talk Smartphone for iDEN

ATLANTA – Aug. 25, 2011 – Motorola TITANIUM™, the newest Android™-powered smartphone with Push To Talk for the Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (iDEN), is now available from SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO).

Using Motorola’s iDEN technology that offers immediate, private communications, SouthernLINC Wireless combines Push To Talk two-way radio, cellular service, mobile Web access, and text and picture messaging into one, hand-held device.

The new Motorola TITANIUM is a slim, tablet-style smartphone that unites the interactivity of a 3.1-inch HVGA touch screen with the functionality of a full QWERTY keyboard. Plus, it gives users immediate private or GroupTALK™ Push To Talk two-way radio communications capabilities, so they can connect with one or many people at the push of a button. With a simple and intuitive interface, Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, integrated GPS capabilities, corporate connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi®, Motorola TITANIUM provides the tools to stay connected and productive.

“You can use the touch-screen QWERTY or the physical QWERTY keyboard to make text messaging and email communications fast and easy,” said Rodney Johnson, vice president of sales and distribution for SouthernLINC Wireless. “Whether you use your smartphone for work, play or both, Motorola TITANIUM’s dual keyboards offer users the best of both worlds.”

This smartphone is also packed with features, including voice commands, a music player, stereo Bluetooth® technology, a 3.5-millimeter stereo headset jack and a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, video, four times digital zoom and geotagging capabilities. Store images, videos and music on the included 2-gigabyte microSD HC memory card, or replace it with up to a 32 GB card, sold separately, to hold even more data.

More than 250,000 applications are available to browse and download from Android Market™, and with five display screens providing quick access to frequently used items, there is plenty of room to personalize Motorola TITANIUM with widgets, shortcuts and interactive wallpapers.

Moreover, Motorola TITANIUM synchs email, calendars and contacts from Gmail™ and Google Calendar™, Microsoft® Exchange, POP3 or IMAP, keeping active users connected to both personal and business accounts.

“And, when a text or email just won’t do, don’t let a noisy location keep you from making that phone call,” continued Johnson. “Motorola TITANIUM’s dual microphones cancel noise and optimize audio on voice calls, so you can be heard.”

In addition, the rugged Motorola TITANIUM is designed to meet Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure and solar radiation, giving users reliability and durability in some of the harshest environments.

Motorola TITANIUM is now available for $149.99 after mail-in debit card rebate with either a two-year service agreement on a qualifying voice plan with data or an eligible contract renewal with a data plan. It can be purchased from SouthernLINC Wireless sales and service locations, through participating authorized SouthernLINC Wireless dealers, from SouthernLINC Wireless direct sales associates and online. Visit www.southernlinc.com/promodetails for offer terms and conditions. In-stock availability may vary by location.

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About SouthernLINC Wireless

SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), is an Atlanta-based regional wireless carrier with network coverage in the major metro and rural areas of Alabama, Georgia, southeast Mississippi and northwest Florida. SouthernLINC Wireless combines multiple communication options, including Push To Talk two-way radio (PTT), cellular service, wireless Internet access, wireless data, and text and picture messaging, into one hand-held device. In addition to regional network coverage, the company offers nationwide access through roaming agreements for cellular, PTT, data, and text and picture messaging services in more than 540 cities throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 1-800-818-LINC (5462) or visit www.southernlinc.com.

About Southern Company

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company was named the World’s Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility by Fortune magazine in 2011, and is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

 
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a lot of EMS agencies around the country use iDEN 2-way (Nextel) as a back up communication with dispatchers, other crews and administrators. They also use them as alternatives to walkie-talkies (which cost hundreds of dollars upwards to over a thousand/piece) for crews in the field. How ever, most of those phones are over 5 years old and do not feature any type of aGPS, data capability or even a qwerty keyboard. I don't know how many times at work we've received a call and had to use google maps on our Android phones because the map book had a page missing in our district and you have 8 minutes to get on scene of an emergency 911 call. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this is perfect for public service agencies or construction companies!!

It's not the latest and greatest, but it's Android, and that's what really matters.