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Motorola announces the i1 Android smartphone with Push-to-Talk

Motorola announces the i1 Android smartphone with Push-to-Talk
Even thought CTIA doesn't officially begin until Tuesday, that hasn't stopped Motorola from announcing today the new i1 Android push-to-talk smartphone. The Motorola i1 will be the first Android device to use the Sprint/Nextel iDEN Push-to-Talk Direct Connect network and is expected to be released this summer. The Motorola i1 will run on the Android 1.5 OS and will feature a 3.1" 320x480 pixel HVGA resolution capacitive touchscreen with 262K color support, Wi-Fi connectivity, Opera Mini 5 browser, 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, Swype virtual on-screen keyboard, 2.5mm headset jack, and will include a 1400mAh battery and a 2GB microSD memory card (up to 32GB supported). While all this is nice, we're also impressed to heard that the Motorola i1 will meet Military Specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain...another first for an Android smartphone.

Stay tuned for our Live Report from CTIA beginning tomorrow!

Motorola i1 Specifications | Hands-On at CTIA

source: Motorola

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*UPDATE*
Engadget is reporting that MotoBLUR will not be included on the i1 smartphone.

Motorola announces the i1 Android smartphone with Push-to-Talk
Motorola announces the i1 Android smartphone with Push-to-Talk


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


Because all military spec phones need moto blur. When i think construction workers and marines, the first thing that comes to mind is "where my tweets at"

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 16:17

3. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Casio made rugged phones for "construction workers and marines" and lots of everyday people bought them due to the rugged nature. Why not include moto blur?

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 16:57

5. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


I'm just not the biggest fan of the moto blur UI. It feels really sluggish and it looks marketed towards the former sidekick generation. Don't get me wrong, i absolutely think that the market could finally use a military spec smartphone, because so far we have only seen entry level and mid range "dumbphones" that have those specs. I just think that for a first entry the stock android experience would be a better feel as it runs a little more smoothly imo.

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 16:14

2. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


That phone is cool and yeah it does need motoblur you'll probably get motoblur if you root it someone will make a rom for it rain proof you can't beat that l might get one of those no contract shouldnt be more than 350

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 16:28

4. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)


WOW finally sum decsent good phones for Sprint.. and android 2.

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 18:12

6. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Was that a typo or did he really mean "2.5 mm" audio jack?

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 19:00

7. Pr0cl1v1ty (Posts: 60; Member since: 26 Oct 2008)


lol i know. i hope its 3.5

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 01:42

9. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


2.5mm is the standar for IDEN phones

posted on 22 Mar 2010, 19:12

8. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


This is what I wanted in my I HD, wish they wouldn't have given up on qchat.

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 09:47

10. Jyakotu (Posts: 817; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


So web browsing is gonna be good right?

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 10:03

11. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


It'll probably look good if anything. Being iDEN, dunno about speed..

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 10:05

12. Jyakotu (Posts: 817; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


That's what I'm worried about... :-/

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 10:05

13. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)


Actually, I take that back. I remember seeing a vid of some kid who 'found' the test model of it, and he showed the web, which ran pretty decent. It is good looking if that counts...

posted on 25 Mar 2010, 10:32

15. Jyakotu (Posts: 817; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Phone Scoop said that Opera Mini will be the default web browser for the phone. Great news!!!

posted on 23 Mar 2010, 15:32

14. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


As great as it is to have a phone that is military standardized, it's a little upsetting that they didn't put more effort into it. The phone only has a 2.5mm head jack, why not 3.5mm? It only runs android 1.5, why wouldn't you put at least android 2.0 or higher? If your planning on getting this phone, be sure to buy an extended battery or carry a charger in your pocket cause it only has a 3.5 hr talk time. I feel Motorola could've put a little extra effort into this phone.

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