Motorola to produce the first iDEN Android, the Opus One?

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Motorola to produce the first iDEN Android, the Opus One?
Motorola has become such a fervent believer in Android that the open source OS now has been extended for use in an iDEN phone that is called the Opus One. This information comes from a tipster for BGR who also was able to get some photographs of the handset. Unfortunately, we don't have any info on specs, launch date or on pricing. But it does look like the green robot is now going to be doing PTT.

source: BGR



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9 Comments

7. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I wonder if this phone will be a hybrid CDMA/iDen phone b/c data speeds on iDen would be completely horrible.

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well, at least the back looks nice.

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Boost Mobile and Sprint are getting an Android phone? I bet it won't cost much thanks to Sprint being able to cut prices on phones with a contract, but on Boost, I bet it's going to cost a fortune.

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

It'll probably chill on Sprint. I doubt Boost would be able to handle a data intensive device like this, even if they piggyback off of Sprint..

8. jo314089

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

Well Sprint already has 2 Android devices. The Moment and the Hero. This phone is supposedly the iDen network which excludes Sprint because they are CDMA only. There's no way possible that BOOST's network could handle something like this so they would have to piggyback off the Nextel network (iDen), and then the question is posed as to whether or not there network is even strong enough to handle it in the first place. I'm interested to see the prices and the release date. If it's decent then I have no doubt it will be a hot item. The first touch screen on the iDen network.

9. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

Boost's network is Nextel. There is no piggybacking since Boost doesn't have a network of it's own. It's a subsidy of Sprint Nextel (basically one of Sprint's company-owned prepaid services). Also, how does a network have to be "strong enough to handle" an Android phone? The phone is going to have to crappy data services when on iDEN (which will obviously be supplemented with WiFi because of that), but the people that are going to be utilizing it will not have a focus on data as much as PTT; however, it's a great alternative and will provide decent email and customization options, plus a large app selection and decent web browsing (when on WiFi) that Nextel users have been lacking in a device.

3. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

That'll take a cut into BB PTT

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

kewl

1. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

i actually like that ... if the screen was bigger :/

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