Sprint Motorola XPRT

A proper (and secure) Android phone for business has left many a suit wanting. But Motorola and Sprint aim to change that with the new Motorola XPRT. Basically it's the Droid Pro we've come to know on Verizon, tweaked for Sprint and beefed up with some serious enterprise features.

The XPRT sports Android 2.2 and the same 3.1-inch touchscreen and 1GHz processor as the Droid Pro. (Read our full review.) It is a full world phone -- meaning you can take it to any GSM network (outside the United States, presumably) and have full connectivity. Want more specs? Here you go.

  • Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google™ mobile services, such as Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, Gmail™ and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
  • Worldmode – CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) – international roaming service available in more than 200 countries
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash for low-light performance
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi® b/g/n
  • 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery

The XPRT will be available for $129.99 on June 5 in Sprint stores, business sales, online at from telesales. You IT managers out there definitely need to look at this one.

Source: Sprint

 

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Motorola XPRT brings a familiar face to Sprint, along with worldwide coverage

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I so need (want) this! If my carrier (US Cell) doesn't pick up this or at least something similar to the form factor, I'll seriously consider going to Sprint for this phone.

really? a date for this old device and not for the evo 3d?

if this is dropping on the fifth, i cant see the 3d releasing anywhere near that.

/pissedoff

Hey, a world phone. Cool.

I am with tailsthecat, though..... The Evo 3D needs a release date!!!

FYI, it can't be far off, especially if Best Buy is already taking pre-orders.

Wow, so with the Titanium and the Replenish, Sprint now has a total of 3 portrait-keyboard phones. And everyone said the Centro form factor was dead...

Im proud to say dat sprint is finally doin well on getting very good phones weather they are 4g superphones or entry level smartphones, yay! Go Sprint!!!!

Looks like a good phone!! I'd like to see it in a store so I can play with it first before buying. Not 100% sure I could stay away from my EVO for too long though :\

Good to see this coming to Sprint. Just wish they included two critical improvements from the DroidPro: (1) higher quality screen and (2) Android 2.3. Clearly the phone is geared to business users and Android 2.2 has been crap for ActiveSync integration. Way too many people have reported an inability to use the native exchange sync with their ActiveSync servers - a big no-no for business users.

When they get these two basic but critical upgrades, I'll be the first in line to buy. Also, they will have put a dagger through the heart of BB.

I have tried this phone for 3 days and got rid of it. It looked nice, but:

- battery life was BEYOND BAD, no matter how i tried to conserve it, the battery still ran out every few hours. 2 hours of charge to use 1 hour of phoning and a few minutes of searching the web, then the battery was dead. UNACCEPTABLE!

- I did not like the battery cover design either. To open it, it felt like i tore the phone apart. I did not think the plastic battery door will last long, if i held on to the phone.

- Sound quality of the phone was not very good (compared to my Black Berry Bold). I don't know how to describe, it was clear but just not very good. My fiance told me when i called her the sound coming from this phone was not as good as my BBB either.

Final word: I DO NOT RECCOMMEND THIS PHONE.