There is a rumor saying that Nextel wants in on the Android fun, we know they already have the BlackBerry Curve 8350i in their arsenal. And since Motorola makes 2 Android handsets already, and they make 99.9 % of the Nextel devices, why not try an iDEN Android.
According to BGR, the next iDEN device running Google's free mobile Operating System will be the Motorola Opus One. And for those who love to connect easily with friends, family or coworkers via the Push To Talk (PTT) button, and also like to have the Android OS, here are the specs for their new Nextel handset.
Motorola Opus One Specs:
* 3.1″ hVGA 320×480 capacitative touchscreen display
* 3 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
* Proximity sensor
* Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
* microSD card slot
* 2.5mm headset jack
* Home, Menu, Back, Speaker buttons are capacitive buttons with haptic feedback
* iDEN PTT & PTX
* Android LBS which is integrated into the iDEN GPS engine
* “Enterprise email”
* Plastic-molded housing with some rubberized texture finishes
* 58mm in width, 118mm in length
* 100g weight
* 512MB Flash / 256MB of RAM
* 64k and 128k iDEN SIM card support
* Motorola dual-mic technology noise-canceling for noisy enviroments
* Flash Lite v3.1.x
* Some of the preloaded apps include: corporate email client with ActiveSync support, MOTONAV navigation app, barcode scanner, and document viewer.
In a personal note; I have use Nextel in the past, and it worked out pretty good. It was great using it for the job I had at that time, so if Nextel gets an Android phone, I know it will be even better for many business Nextel users. As well as to the everyday Nextel user, who can go wrong with an Android?