Motorola i886 is another rough and tough phone for Sprint
You may confuse the Motorola i886 with an Android smartphone, because of its interface, but it is not (Sprint confirmed this for us). It is a basic phone that features a 2MP camera, group messaging, HTML web browsing and is equipped with GPS. Its key features really are the side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and its 810G military specification. That means it will survive shock, dust (those bunnies can be awfully tough), extreme temperatures and most of the daily hazards that the average handset faces every day.
The rugged PTT Motorola i886 is now available from Sprint at a price of $79.95 with a signed two-year contract.
1. markjr0586 (unregistered)
This device isn't an Android!
3. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
Except that it is Android. It isn't Android as you would normally think of with a touchscreen, the Android Market, and full Google sync capability, but the software IS Android. Don't believe it? Go take a look for yourself at a store.
2. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)
This is probably going to Boost Mobile. And its probably going to cost 250!
4. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
There is a good chance of that. It already is available on the contract Sprint side though.
5. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It is an android device if you look it has the standard android keys... however it is not a with Google device and is essentially a feature phone. Sprint is not even listing it as an android device.
6. shyne (unregistered)
It,s only a feature phone with android icons ...!!!
7. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)
To put an end to all confusion, we contacted Sprint, and they confirmed for us that the Motorola i886 is not an Android smartphone, but rather, a regular feature phone running a basic Java-based platform.
8. sprint tech (unregistered)
i've reviewed the phone's software in the settings and you're correct. it is not an android "smart phone". but it is android software. android said months ago they will be incorporating their os into entry level phones at some point. eventually phones across the board will have some version of android os. the i886 has a kernal, menu interface, 4 mandatory softkeys as android. it's just a basic version. i'm actually upset sprint refuses to identify this phone as android even though it's not a "smart phone". it's a great selling point!
9. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
This is probably because it is missing almost everything that the average person has come to think of when they think of an Android device. There is no touchscreen, there is no Android Market, etc,.
10. it is android (unregistered)
It is based on android...
hmmm android operating system it looks like to me once again fail phone arena
11. it is android (unregistered)
it may lack the market and other touch screen items but in its root it is android.. and your reporting its not fix it. Or becasue its not an iphone you really dont care?