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Motorola i886 is another rough and tough phone for Sprint

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jan 2011, 09:24

Motorola i886 is one of the few Nextel Direct Connect phones that features a QWERTY keyboard...

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posted on 10 Jan 2011, 13:48 1

1. markjr0586 (unregistered)

This device isn't an Android!

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 18:28

3. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 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 10 Jan 2011, 14:59

2. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)

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

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 18:29

4. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

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

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 19:40

5. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 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.

posted on 10 Jan 2011, 22:17 1

6. shyne (unregistered)

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

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 09:31 1

7. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


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 11 Jan 2011, 10:35

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!

posted on 11 Jan 2011, 12:45

9. halcyoncmdr (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Feb 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,.

posted on 14 Jan 2011, 21:23

10. it is android (unregistered)

It is based on android...


hmmm android operating system it looks like to me once again fail phone arena

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 08:49

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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