Motorola announces the i1 Android smartphone with Push-to-Talk
0. phoneArena 22 Mar 2010, 15:50 posted on
The Motorola i1 will be the first Android smartphone to use the Sprint/Nextel iDEN push-to-talk network, and will meet Military Specifications for ruggedness...
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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"
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?
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.
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
4. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)
WOW finally sum decsent good phones for Sprint.. and android 2.
6. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
Was that a typo or did he really mean "2.5 mm" audio jack?
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.
11. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
It'll probably look good if anything. Being iDEN, dunno about speed..
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...
15. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Phone Scoop said that Opera Mini will be the default web browser for the phone. Great news!!!
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.