Motorola i886 is another rough and tough phone for Sprint

Motorola i886 is another rough and tough phone for Sprint
Are you are one of those guys who drops their handset every 10 minutes, or use your phone in a construction type "hard hat" area? Do you want it to have a QWERTY keyboard? Then, the Motorola i886 may be the right handset for you. 

You may confuse the Motorola i886 with an Android smartphone, because of its interface, but it is not (Sprint confirmed this for us). It is a basic phone that features a 2MP camera, group messaging, HTML web browsing and is equipped with GPS. Its key features really are the side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and its 810G military specification. That means it will survive shock, dust (those bunnies can be awfully tough), extreme temperatures and most of the daily hazards that the average handset faces every day.

The rugged PTT Motorola i886 is now available from Sprint at a price of $79.95 with a signed two-year contract.

source: Sprint

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i886
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1380 mAh(4.08h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. markjr0586 unregistered

This device isn't an Android!

3. halcyoncmdr

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Except that it is Android. It isn't Android as you would normally think of with a touchscreen, the Android Market, and full Google sync capability, but the software IS Android. Don't believe it? Go take a look for yourself at a store.

2. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

This is probably going to Boost Mobile. And its probably going to cost 250!

4. halcyoncmdr

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

There is a good chance of that. It already is available on the contract Sprint side though.

5. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It is an android device if you look it has the standard android keys... however it is not a with Google device and is essentially a feature phone. Sprint is not even listing it as an android device.

6. shyne unregistered

It,s only a feature phone with android icons ...!!!

7. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Hey, To put an end to all confusion, we contacted Sprint, and they confirmed for us that the Motorola i886 is not an Android smartphone, but rather, a regular feature phone running a basic Java-based platform.

8. sprint tech unregistered

i've reviewed the phone's software in the settings and you're correct. it is not an android "smart phone". but it is android software. android said months ago they will be incorporating their os into entry level phones at some point. eventually phones across the board will have some version of android os. the i886 has a kernal, menu interface, 4 mandatory softkeys as android. it's just a basic version. i'm actually upset sprint refuses to identify this phone as android even though it's not a "smart phone". it's a great selling point!

9. halcyoncmdr

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

This is probably because it is missing almost everything that the average person has come to think of when they think of an Android device. There is no touchscreen, there is no Android Market, etc,.

10. it is android unregistered

It is based on android... http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=7336&p=3681&g=3806&h=30120 hmmm android operating system it looks like to me once again fail phone arena

11. it is android unregistered

it may lack the market and other touch screen items but in its root it is android.. and your reporting its not fix it. Or becasue its not an iphone you really dont care?

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