Motorola Titanium joins Sprint with iDEN Nextel Direct Connect capability

If you're looking for an Android phone with a front-QWERTY keyboard and the familiar "chirp-chirp" of Nextel Direct Connect, you've just found it in the Motorola Titanium. It's got a 3.1-inch touchscreen, Android 2.1 and is military-spec'd for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature. In other words, it'll survive a week at a smartphone trade show.

Other features for the Titanium, which is the follow-up to the Motorola i1, 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 150,000 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
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder, 4x zoom and flash
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • GPS navigation
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • 1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery

No word yet on pricing or availability.

Source: Sprint

Phil Nickinson
  • But, runs on iDEN. I can only imagine how slow this thing will be, data wise!
  • Exactly what my boss has been waiting for, he hates his i1.
  • Tikl in the market gives you push to talk for free.
  • Tikl does not even come close to running as good as chirp, for the construction industry Nextel's PTT iDen system is (unfortunately) the only solution/option and I personally ecstatic that there is a new smartphone coming out for iDEN
  • I thought I read somewhere that Sprint was going to finally shut iDen down. Guess not. Too bad.
  • Sprint wants to wind down iDEN in 2013. Investors and the CEO want to. It is a real drag on their books.
  • TiKL has made Nextel obsolete.
  • wow an 1820 mAh battery with a 3.1'' ? I think HTC is just toying with us.
  • Is this thing really releasing with Eclair? Or is that a typo? ....
  • I do miss the PTT function sometime, not the slow data though :p