Motorola unveils a rugged iDEN clamshell – i580


Motorola officially announced its new rugged iDEN clamshell phone – i580, which was approved by the FCC last month. The handset is designed to meet military specifications for blowing, rain, dust, shock and vibration. It is a rugged version of the i870 and is identical to it in terms of features with the exception of the ruggedized design and the lack of the music dedicated keys on the front flip.  The main features include:

  • 1.3 mega pixels camera with video capture
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD memory expansion slot
  • push-to-talk
  • GPS for location-based services
  • Selective Dynamic Group Call support

Motorola i580 also includes new PTT features, such as:

  • Push-to-Smart Replies - allows users to send text messages via PTT
  • Push-to-Meet - allows users to send Datebook reminders via PTT
  • Push-to-X (PTX) Manager – allows users to control the new Push-To features from one, streamlined, intuitive menu

Motorola i580

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Motorola i580 is expected to hit the market in Q2 2006.


Hands-on report on the new Motorola phones from CTIA 2006


Source: PR Newswire

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