Motorola's Push-To-Talk Android flavored i1 to get launched by SouthernLINC in Q2

Motorola's Push-To-Talk Android flavored i1 to get launched by SouthernLINC in Q2
The Motorola i1 is the globe's first Push-To-Talk Android phone. The handset has all of the great features you've seen from Android powered models, and also has the rugged  dependability of a device made for use at places like construction sites. With a background as a vendor to the Armed Forces (Motorola communications equipment has always been a mainstay of the military, seen in the hands of our brave soldiers going back decades), the phone was built to military specifications and is designed to withstand shock, dust, vibration and the driving rain. If you're one of those cellphone users who is constantly bending over to pick up their dropped phone, or if you favor giving your device a frequent bath in the toilet, you might find the i1 to be a great choice. With Android 1.5 on board, the handset also is equipped with a 5MP camera with flash that also allows for video capture. You can watch the videos you take on the phone's 3.1 inch display with 320 x 480 resolution. And to top it all off, the i1 is also equipped with the Swype keyboard which allows you to create words on your keyboard without typing and without lifting your finger from the glass.

The i1 will be launched in the second quarter of this year by SouthernLINC Wireless. Bob Dawson, president and CEO of the carrier gushes over the device when he says, "We are excited to offer our customers a modern, touch screen phone that marries our premier Push To Talk two-way radio service with highly-desirable multimedia features and thousands of available applications and widgets for personal and business use." Although no pricing has been announced, the Motorola i1 will be available at SouthernLINC Wireless sales and service centers, authorized dealers, and online at

Motorola i1 Specifications | Hands-on

source: Motorola



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