Motorola i886 is another rough and tough phone for Sprint
posted by Alan F. / Jan 11, 2011, 9:24 AM
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.
This device isn't an Android!
posted on Jan 10, 2011, 1:48 PM 1
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.
posted on Jan 10, 2011, 6:28 PM 0
Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010
This is probably going to Boost Mobile. And its probably going to cost 250!
posted on Jan 10, 2011, 2:59 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 11, 2011, 9:31 AM 1
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!
posted on Jan 11, 2011, 10:35 AM 0
It is based on android... http://www.phonescoop.com/arti
hmmm android operating system it looks like to me once again fail phone arena &g=3806&h=30120
posted on Jan 14, 2011, 9:23 PM 0
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