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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