Motorola Admiral surfaces on the web, may join the Sprint Direct Connect lineup

Motorola Admiral surfaces on the web, may join the Sprint Direct Connect lineup
About a month ago, we came across a rumor revealing the names of several handsets bound for Sprint, one of which was the Motorola Admiral. Little was known about the device back then, but the mystery is now slowly starting to unfold.

The Motorola Admiral has been leaked in the form of a spy photo revealing the device itself along with its specifications. It seems like we are dealing with a BlackBerry-esque device sporting a portrait QWERTY keyboard and support for Sprint's Direct Connect network. What will allegedly tick under its hood is a Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz, and a 3.1-inch VGA display will grace its front. Other goodies include a 5-megapixel camera with flash capable of shooting 720p video, a beefy 1860mAh battery, GPS, and Wi-Fi-hotspot functionality. If that is not enough, the rumor adds that the Motorola Admiral runs Andorid 2.3 Gingerbread and is built to military specs (810G), which includes resistance to dust, shock, solar radiation and extreme temperatures.

Of course, you have to bear in mind that all of this is just a rumor and the Motorola Admiral has never been unveiled officially. However, it is shaping up to be a pretty impressive blend between a smartphone and a rugged phone, at least on paper. If the Admiral is a handset that you might consider buying if it ever sees the light of day, feel free to drop a comment below and let us know.

source: Engadget


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Admiral
  • Display 3.1" 480 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1860 mAh(9.00h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

hmmm meh looks like another blackberry...now give me the droid HD!!

2. Trevor unregistered

It sa BlackBerry wanna be.

3. hepresearch unregistered

This may help cut further into the BlackBerry market-share by doing the traditional BlackBerry design better than, well, BlackBerry can. Hard-core "my phone has a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch and gestures powered by a quad-core 2GHz processor running Ice Cream Sandwich..." Android fans could probably care less, but I would imagine that business-enterprise customers will sit up and take notice. The Droid Pro sort of started this look for Android, but now it is becoming more popular (with the likes of Samsung and LG also making similar form factors for Android) and more familiar for previous BlackBerry users, I think.

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Android is doing a 2 prong approach to attack their biggest competitors, Iphone and Blackberry. Most of the focus is on Iphone of course, but phones like this are for consumers that would traditionally side towards Blackberry, but with features Blackberry doesnt typically have like Touchscreen and Military spec.

5. cluckcluckNaway unregistered

Sprint won't be getting a Palm/HP Pre 3, so I guess this should theoretically make up for it. Still, I think I'd rather have the Pre 3 though. Damn you to pieces Hewlett Packard!

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The Sprint Direct Connect makes it an important handset. I keep wondering why they keep making iDen devices when they want to shut it down. They need to start pushing these types of devices to get the small but loyal iDen user base off of that and onto Sprint's normal bands. It is vital to Sprint

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