Motorola's i1 is the Android running Opus One and is coming soon for iDEN carriers?

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Motorola's i1 is the Android running Opus One and is coming soon for iDEN carriers?
Why, it was back in early December when we reported that Motorola was working on a iDEN based Android device called the Opus One. Since then, we have celebrated Christmas, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, President's Day, Valentine's Day and other important days that we might have missed, and still their had been no word about this phone until now. Engadget hears from a tipster that the Opus One is the Motorola i1, runs Android for iDEN carriers, and even includes the MOTOBLUR  UI that pushes all of the important info from social networks on to your home page in tasty bite-sized widgets.

We wouldn't expect a phone for iDEN carriers to have the greatest and latest software, so why should we shed a tear over the Android 1.5 OS on the Motorola i1? The camera is a 3MP shooter and  Engadget says to look for a possible announcement about the phone in the next two weeks which would coincide with CTIA near the end of the month. Hey, an Android phone for the budget user is still an Android phone!

Motorola Opus One Preliminary Specifications

source: Engadget


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8 Comments

1. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Very interesting. Is this for Boost Mobile...LOL?

2. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

good point jp... they tend to release a nextel version AND a boost version, usually with a higher point-of-sale cost on the boost side (with no contract obviously). interesting. it could be the first android on an american pre-paid service...

3. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

i disagree with the decision to make any android phone on iden...it's almost like putting cutting edge phones like the droid and iPhone on analog...data over iden is much, much slower than 1x CDMA or EV-DO...but i agree that a pre-paid android would actually be a good idea...at first glance it does not look like it meets the rugged military specs like the blackberry curve on the nextel side...

4. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Android on iDEN? Ever tried browsing the web on a Boost Mobile iDEN phone? UGH, not a very good experience. :-/

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