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Motorola i365IS

Feb 5, 2009
Market status
Release date
Apr 6, 2009

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Southern LINC


  • Water-resistant phone


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (1.20 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




The i365IS (intrinsically safe) is a tough iDEN phone in a candybar form-factor; replacement to the i355, it gets slimmed down a bit, but keeps the construction-grade appearance. It is certified for military specification requirements including humidity, blowing rain, dust, shock and vibration.

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  • Dimensions:
    • 5.30 x 2.10 x 1.20 inches (135 x 53 x 30 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.70 oz (190 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock resistant


  • Resolution:
    • 130 x 130 pixels
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 5.8 days (140 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)


  • iDEN:

    iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

    • 800, 900 MHz
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS


  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk


  • Officially announced:
    • 05 Feb 2009

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