iDEN based Motorola i296 passes through the FCC
iDEN based phones just don’t have the star power that’s found on other types of handsets – that’s partly because they target a specific market as opposed to appealing to a broader audience. That’s also the reason why handsets like the Motorola i296, which passed through the FCC, get so little attention when they make their debut. It supports the 800 and 900 MHz iDEN bands, features Bluetooth, and has support for Motorola’s MOTO Talk technology – that’s where callers can still make short range push-to-talk calls to other handsets without actually being connected to the network. That’s about it for right now – no words on pricing or availability date, but it’ll probably pop up on Sprint’s lineup some time soon.