Features 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera and Opera Mini 5 browser
Motorola and Sprint have unveiled push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone Motorola i1, which is an iDEN device featuring a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi, new Opera Mini 5 browser, and access to apps.
The companies said that the Motorola i1 enhances the push-to-talk with the ability to view who is calling, whether you are managing your emails, checking your calendar, composing messages or viewing media.
The new smartphone automatically syncs and integrates office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts. It includes business tools such as Microsoft Document Viewer and corporate sync; both Android standard virtual keyboard and Swype virtual keyboards; and a five megapixel camera with flash, geo-tagging and panoramic capabilities.
In addition, new smartphone features Opera Mini 5 browser that enables browsing over the Nextel National Network, Wi-Fi and the Android browser enables users to see web pages and Flash 8-enabled sites in full view using Wi-Fi.
Sprint offers developers a free sandbox with iDEN capabilities to test their apps. Motorola provides developers with broad market reach through Motodev, the company’s global program for developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). Sprint is expected to begin offering Motorola i1 this summer.
In conjunction, Motorola has also appointed Mike Rowe for iDEN portfolio. It is also supporting mikeroweWORKS, a public relations campaign for skilled labour that Mike launched on Labor Day of 2008.
Fared Adib, vice president of product development at Sprint, said: As the first Nextel Direct Connect Android smartphone, Motorola i1 with Wi-Fi offers a powerful tool for our customers with access to thousands of applications in the Android Market.