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Android-based Motorola i1 comes to Sprint finally

Opus_One_Front2_1, 1/14/10, 3:24 PM,  8C, 4776x2648 (616+2696), 100%, Custom,  1/15 s, R96.9, G81.0, B108.7 The first Android-based push-to-talk mobile phone is making its debut at this week’s CTIA WIRELESS show in Las Vegas. Built by Motorola for Sprint’s Nextel Direct Connect network, the iDEN handset follows in the 17-year tradition of Nextel’s popular push-to-talk devices.

The device carries all the features of a modern smartphone, the Motorola i1 comes complete with a spacious 3.1-inch HVGA display, a touch-screen user interface, Google’s Android operating system (v1.5), Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g), optimised Web browsing via Opera Mini 5, and access to thousands of software apps.
There is no word yet on whether or not the phone will be able to upgrade to Android 1.6 or 2.1 after purchase as it currently sports Android 1.5.
Full Press Release Below:

Motorola i1 is the world’s first push-to-talkAndroid-powered device, keeping you connected with the sleek look of a touch screen smartphone and the rugged dependability of push-to-talk. The Motorola i1 delivers the rich experience of Android with features including SwypeTM keyboard entry, corporate email, an optimized Web browsing experience with Opera Browser and customizable widgets. Motorola i1’s solid body construction meets Military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain1.

Push-to-Talk, Push to Touch
Changing the game, Motorola i1 brings push-to-talk functionality into a touch screen design. Multitasking is made easier with an option to toggle push-to-talk calls to the background, allowing you to manage emails, messages and more.
Stay Connected
Motorola i1 keeps your digital world connected as office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts are automatically synced and integrated throughout the device. Message your contacts quickly and efficiently with multiple keyboard options including SwypeTM and XT9 keyboard entry.  Stay connected to work as you review Word and PowerPoint documents on-the-go with the built-in Microsoft Document Viewer.
More Multimedia, More Fun
Not just for work, Motorola i1 comes fully-loaded with multimedia features including a 3.1” HVGA vibrant display and a 5 megapixel camera with flash, video, geo-tagging and panoramic capabilities. Motorola i1 delivers an optimized Web browsing experience with Opera Mini 5 Browser and Google Mobile Services including GmailTM, Google MapsTM and Google Talk. Good looking, functional and tough, Motorola i1 surrounds its smarts with the sleek look of a touch screen and the solid exterior you’ve come to expect from a Motorola iDEN phone.
Motorola i1
Talk and Standby Time3
Up to 4 days standby; Up to 210 min talk time
Bands/Modes
800 / 900 (i) 2400 (w)
Weight
131.26 grams, 4.63 oz.
Dimensions
58mm length 118mm depth 12.8 mm
OS
Android 1.5
Battery
1400mAh
Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth2 2.0 micro USB; Over the Air Sync, 2.5mm headset jack
Display
3.1” display 320×480 HVGA  265k TFT
Messaging/ Email
MMS, SMS,  corporate, Gmail IMAP, POP3, Attachment and document viewer
Audio
Adobe Flash, MP3, WAV, WMA, WMV, MIDI, MP4
Video
H.263,  H.264, WMV
Camera
5MP, auto-focus, LED flash, 4X digital zoom
Browser
Opera Mini 5 Browser, Android Webkit w/Adobe Flash Lite®
Memory
Removable 2GB memory card included, up to 32GB supported
Form Factor
Full touch screen
Antenna
Internal

Motorola i1 will be available in multiple regions around the globe beginning in Q2 2010. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative.  To experience Motorola i1, click here.
Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are based upon the latest available information and are believed to be accurate; however such product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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