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Motorola i85s / i88s

Dec 21, 2001
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Sprint Nextel


No pros


  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (1.14 inches inches)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




This iDEN phone features GPS (i88s only), speakerphone, digital TTY, J2ME support, wireless Internet, voice memo and voice activated dialing.

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  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.16 x 1.97 x 1.14 inches (131 x 50 x 29 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.80 oz (136 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)


  • Talk time:
    • 2.75 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 3.1 days (75 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 750 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • 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 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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 250 entries, Multiple numbers per contact
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 21 Dec 2001
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        AZ489FT5815 link
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