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.
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. https://market.android.com/details?id=mobi.androidcloud.app.ptt.client
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
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